Wilderness: Fire Coral Cuts (cont.)
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Fire Coral Cuts and Stings Treatment
The following guidelines are suggested to treat fire coral cuts:
If the person who has come into contact with fire coral develops shortness of breath; swelling of the tongue, face, or throat; or other signs of an allergic reaction, the patient should be treated for an allergic reaction. If no signs of allergic reaction are present, pain may be relieved with one to two tablets of acetaminophen (Tylenol) every 4 hours (not to exceed 3 grams in a 24 hour time period) and/or one to two tablets of ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) every 6-8 hours. Some health care professionals prefer naproxen (Aleve) for pain treatment.
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
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