Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Sea Urchin Stings Treatment

Treatment for a marine sting depends on the animal and the type of injury. Treatment for a marine sting usually includes antibiotics, tetanus vaccine, and rinsing the wound.

Treatment options for marine stings include:


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Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat marine stings:

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Last Updated: Dec 20, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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