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Starfish and Crown of Thorns Puncture Wounds (cont.)

Starfish (Sea Star) and Crown of Thorns Puncture Wounds Symptoms

  • After the skin puncture, the victim experiences severe and immediate pain, significant bleeding and swelling at the site.
  • Symptoms are usually limited, lasting from 30 minutes to 3 hours and then resolving.
  • More severe reactions or envenomations can include numbness, tingling, weakness, nausea, vomiting, joint aches, headaches, cough, and in rare cases paralysis.
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