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Coral Sting Evaluation
- Multiple, small lacerations on the hands or feet
- Red, irritated skin with welts or wheals
- Red, inflamed skin around infected cuts
- Red, inflamed or infected cuts from coral
Tests are not necessary to make the diagnosis of coral cuts.
Tests that may be used to evaluate coral cuts include:
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PubMed Coral Sting References
- Reed KC, Crowell MC, Castro MD, Sloan ML. Skin and soft-tissue infections after injury in the ocean: culture methods and antibiotic therapy for marine bacteria. Mil Med. 1999 Mar;164(3):198-201.