Wilderness: Bristleworm Sting Topic Guide
Bristleworm Sting: Bristleworm sting symptoms include redness, a burning sensation, pain, swelling, and rash. Treatment of bristleworm sting include removal of the spines and possibly antibiotics to prevent infection.
Cuts or Lacerations Cuts and lacerations are both terms that apply to a tear in the skin, though a laceration implies a more jagged tear. These terms do not include abrasions where the skin is scraped away, or avulsions where the skin is torn from the flesh. Cuts and lacerations must be disinfected and sutured in more serious cases. Basic first aid may be all that is necessary for more minor wounds.
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