Wilderness: Stingray Sting (cont.)
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Stingray Sting Treatment
If medical attention is not readily available, the following guidelines are recommended in treating a stingray sting:
Oral antibiotics are usually recommended for infection.
When to Seek Medical Care for a Stingray Sting
Stingray spine. It is clear why these can cause either a puncture wound or a slashing laceration. The size of the spine depends on the size and type of the stingray. Toothpick to pencil size is typical. Photo courtesy of Cecil Berry
Medically reviewed by Avrom Simon, MD; Board Certified Preventative Medicine with Subspecialty in Occupational Medicine
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/12/2016
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
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