Stingray Sting Treatment
Do you have to go to hospital for stingray sting?
In most cases, a stingray injury should be handled in a hospital's emergency department. If the injured person is in severe distress with pain, bleeding, vomiting, and faintness, then call 911 for ambulance transport to a medical facility. Transport by ambulance, if available, is the best choice so treatment can begin en route.
If an ambulance is not available, go by car. If a boat ride is needed to shore, call ahead to arrange an ambulance or car for transportation to a medical facility.
A tetanus booster is needed if it has been more than 5 years since the last tetanus booster. Tetanus prevention is needed if the person has never had a tetanus vaccination.