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Wilderness: Sea Cucumber Irritation (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Treatment

  • Seek medical care for evaluation of any eye involvement immediately. Do not delay rinsing or irrigating the eye while seeking medical evaluation.
  • Consult a doctor about treatment with available medications.
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The phylum Echinodermata includes a diverse group of marine animals that are slow moving and nonaggressive, including brittle stars (class Ophiuroidea), starfish (class Asteroidea), sea urchins (class Echinoidea), and sea cucumbers (class Holothuroidea).

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