Wilderness: Stingray Sting (cont.)
Stingray Sting Symptoms
- The person feels immediate, sharp, excruciating pain that peaks in 1-2 hours.
- The wound bleeds.
- The wounded area may become swollen and may turn blue or red.
- Lymph nodes may become swollen.
- Symptoms such as nausea,
vomiting, fever, chills, muscle cramps, tremors, paralysis, fainting,
seizures, elevated heart rate, and
decreased blood pressure may develop. Death may even occur.
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
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