Sting from a Stingray Overview
Another name for Sting from a Stingray is Stingray Stings.
What are stingray stings?
A person with a stingray sting has been injured by the spine, or barb, that is located on the tail of a stingray. The barb may cause a laceration or a puncture wound. Sometimes, the resulting wound may contain venom from the barb, or it may contain part of the barb. Most stingray stings occur as a defensive mechanism after a person steps on the animal. Injuries tend to be located on the feet and legs.
What are the symptoms of stingray stings?
Common symptoms of a stingray sting include a puncture wound or laceration. A barb may be stuck in the wound, and the skin may be red, swollen, bruised, or tender around the wound. Additional symptoms caused by the venom from a stingray sting include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fainting, muscle cramps, nausea, excessive sweating, or vomiting.
How does the doctor treat stingray stings?
Treatment for a stingray sting may include wound care, antibiotics, tetanus vaccination, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Surgery may be required to repair a wound or remove a barb from the wound.
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