Fire Coral Cuts and Stings - Symptoms

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Published: May 13

I recently went on a cruise to the Southern Caribbean and was snorkeling off of St. Kitts. As I was getting out of the water I still had my fins on and I tripped. A small wave pushed me, and I brushed along the shallow bottom and was scraped by fir coral. The sting was instant and very painful. It's been more than a week and now the area has a big red raised rash and itches. When I rub or scratch it, it almost seems wet like it leaks but you can't see any moisture and it has never bled. I am going to try vinegar and hydrogen peroxide as suggested in some of these reviews. .