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Doctor insights on: Scorpion Fish Sting

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What happen if you don't treat a weever fish sting?

What happen if you don't treat a weever fish sting?

Weever Fish: If stung by a weever fish it is common to have extreme pain, itching, swelling, redness, tingling & the area may be warm to the touch. Nausea , vomiting, headache & joint pain can occur. In rare but serious cases there can be severe wound infections, difficulty breathing, arrhythmias, seizures & loss of consciousness. Tetanus status should be checked. Secondary wound infections warrant medical. ...Read more

Stings (Definition)

Stings can come from different sources. Insect stings such as a honey bee is one of the most familiar. Sting by fish in water is another common experience many of ...Read more


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What happens if you get stung by a jelly fish sting?

Variable.: It you get a jellyfish sting it is likely to cause an intense throbbing, burning pain with possible tingling / numbness & discoloration on the skin where the tentacle was in contact. More severe reactions can include vomiting, headache, dizziness, difficulty moving muscles, problems breathing, loss of consciousness, erratic heart beat & even cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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What is the actual way to get better after a jelly fish sting?

What is the actual way to get better after a jelly fish sting?

Various tx's: The tentacles should be removed promptly from your skin with a hard plastic object, such as a credit card. Don't immerse the affected limb in cool fresh water. Use seawater to wash off the tentacles. Vinegar can be used in life-threatening conditions (box jellyfish stings). Hot water immersion or 20-min hot shower has been reported to help with stings from physalia species in florida. ...Read more

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i am using erase a product that is used for removing pimples. my skin started to peel and sting can i used vit e or fish oil to help it heal?

 i am using erase a product that is used for removing pimples. my skin started to peel and sting can i used vit e or fish oil to help it heal?

Scientific Rx: Pimple removers don't work. Try a salicylic acid wash and/or topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated for two weeks. If you are not clear, get with your personal physician for the help you need in dealing with acne. ...Read more

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What can I do when I am stung by a jellyfish? What is the antidote to getting stung by a jelly fish?

What can I do when I am stung by a jellyfish? What is the antidote to getting stung by a jelly fish?

Vinegar: Flood the area with vinegar (acetic acid for several minutes.(unless this is near the eye) if you don't have vinegar, use sea water, 70% isopropyl alcohol, or a product called safe sea jellyfish after sting® pain relief gel. Don't use fresh water as the nematocysts will continue to dump their toxin and burn your skin--vinegar makes them stop. ...Read more

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What is the best first aid for jelly fish (box jelly fish) stung beside vinegar?

What is the best first aid for jelly fish (box jelly fish) stung beside vinegar?

Box jelly fish sting: Plenty of vinegar and immediate care by emergency personnel. Supportive care (rescue breathing—as long as you're not contacting the stinging tentacles—and/or cpr) until expert help arrives. Less dangerous jellyfish stings can be treated with vinegar, salt water, rubbing alcohol (70% isopropyl), or commercial products for that purpose. ...Read more

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I was stung by a jelly fish a few months ago and in the area i was stung I am still feeling numbness and a tingling sensation at times. Is it normal?

I was stung by a jelly fish a few months ago and in the area i was stung I am still feeling numbness and a tingling sensation at times. Is it normal?

Not really.: Jellyfish sting reactions usually only last a few days to a week. If you're still having symptoms a month later, something else is going on. Let your doctor or a dermatologist have a look, and try to determine what that might be. ...Read more

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My wife was stung by a jelly fish. Can my wife still breast feed our baby after being stung?

My wife was stung by a jelly fish.  Can my wife still breast feed our baby after being stung?

Yes: She can neutralize the jelly fish sting by using plain meat tenderizer (adolph's is a good one) & get quick relief. The superficial protein based toxin will not make into the breast milk. ...Read more

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How can scorpion venom compare to bee sting venom?

Type of Scorpion: That totally depends on the type of scorpion. Most of the scorpions in the us aren't too bad - but the bark scorpion is. Some scorpions outside of the us are very venomous. A single bee's venous isn't bad unless you are allergic to it. ...Read more