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I got shocked twice by a 220 volt electric outlet today at

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I got shocked twice by a 220 volt electric outlet today at work.. I am a ceramic tile installer/home remodeling.. The outlet was on the floor I was on my knees and leaning on one hand and using the other hand to clean grout off tile with a wet sponge around the outlet then zap.. It threw my arm back and I lost my breath I felt weird... And then not even 20 minutes later I was cleaning around the other floor outlet and was cautious not to touch it but it still shocked me again an once again I lost my breathe and got light headed. My hand wrist elbow and shoulder blade tingle and hurt for a second and then it stops and I get light headed and its been happening off and on since the shocks.. What should I do
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David
you should go to the ER and get your body and nerves evaluated by an ER doctor after these electrical shocks
they will do a chest xray and blood work and EKG to check your heart.
they will check your skin where the shock entered your body.
do you have an ER or hospital close to you where you can be seen by a doctor?