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Wilderness: Fire Coral Cuts (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

  • In severe cases, seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
  • Consult a doctor for treatment with available medications, especially if the affected area develops pus, or a blister more than 3/16 of an inch (5mm) in diameter (bullae) forms with any read streaks that appear on the skin. If itching lasts more than a few days or pus or blister (bullae) develops with topical hydrocortisone treatment, seek medical care immediately.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/16/2014
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