formerly rainne83 (lotus0kid) wrote in little_details,
formerly rainne83

Injuries caused by electrocution

Hello! I have a character in the present day who needs to be knocked out via a super-powered human's bolt of electricity.

Google searches of "electrocution," "electric shock," and "electric burn" have told me that a bolt to the head can cause unconsciousness, but I haven't found much on whether or not there would be a resulting skin burn and how bad that burn might be. Like, if the bolt hit the scalp, would hair be burned off? I feel okay ignoring the "clothes catching on fire" scenario, but would the character's senses/cognition be severely affected for an extended period?

Thanks in advance for any information!
Tags: ~medicine: injuries (misc)

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