Wilderness: Sea Snake Bite Topic Guide
Sea Snake Bite: Sea snakes are generally not aggressive unless provoked or cornered. Sea snakes are highly venomous. Symptoms from a sea snake bite will occur within three hours of the bite and include painful muscles, inability to move the legs, joint aches, blurred vision, thick tongue, excessive saliva production, vomiting, and droopy eyelids. There is an antivenom available for sea snake bites.
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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.
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