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Wilderness: Cone Snail Sting (cont.)

Cone Snail Sting Prevention

  • Avoid picking up cone shells; if a person does pick up a shell, they should be wearing proper gloves and carefully grasp the large end of the shell.
  • If any part of the snail begins to stick out from the shell, the cone should be dropped immediately
  • If you must carry the shell, carry it by the large end of the shell
  • Never carry the shell inside a wet suit, clothing pocket, or dive suite buoyancy compensator.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/22/2014
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