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Scorpion 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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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