Wilderness: Cone Snail Sting Topic Guide
Cone Snail Sting: Cone snail stings generally occur when an individual picks up a cone snail. Symptoms of a cone snail sting include burning and sharp stinging sensation, numbness, cyanosis, and possibly coma. Treatment of a cone snail sting includes pressure immobilization technique, immersion of the affected are in hot water, and prescription medication.
Puncture Wound A puncture wound is caused by an object piercing the skin such as nails, glass, pins, or other sharp objects. A puncture wound can become infected if not treated properly. A tetanus booster may be necessary for some puncture wounds.