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Sea Anemone Sting

Sting of Sea Anemone Causing Poisoning and Toxic Reactions


Presentation

  • This reference guide will be the must-have of any internist or medical professional, as it takes a vast quantity of data across a sweeping grid of disorders, diseases, and presentations, and boils them down to individual parts, facilely indexed, and located[books.google.com]
  • Divers will encounter them peering from a crevice or hole and, as they present a safe haven, morays will not flee, but defend their own, very aggressively. Their bite is exceptionally painful and wounds take long to heal.[ronjenjehrvatska.com]
  • They are present all over the world and cause injury and illness through the release of venom when their tentacles come in contact with skin (stinging).[uofmhealth.org]
Severe Pain
  • Severe pain after sting. Itching on the affected area which soon spreads to whole body. Local swelling If the symptoms are severe they may develop as: Breathlessness Pain in chest Severe weakness Severe pain in muscles.[tandurust.com]
  • Within a few minutes, he was experiencing severe pain in his right hand. Then his right hand gradually became swollen. The marine creature responsible for this injury was thought to have been a sea anemone, which is a type of coelenterate.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Ten to 15 minutes after contact, he developed a vesicular eruption and severe pain in the back and arms. When he arrived at a local hospital approximately 30 minutes after the sting, he was alert and oriented and his vital signs were normal.[annals.org]
  • pain Itchiness Swelling of the affected areas Severe runny nose Muscle aches Lastly, headache and fever If there is difficulty breathing, severe chest pain, fast heartbeat and sweating, it needs to be treated immediately.[basicfirstaid.ca]
  • In the center of this inflamed spot rose several painful, oozing blisters. "I brushed against something on a rock," she said, wincing. "What should I do?" We called my husband, an emergency doctor interested in marine medicine.[susanscott.net]
Fever
  • […] anemone sting At first, cuts and wounds on the areas usually in the legs and arms Rashes and hives that eventually becomes a blister and then drains Severe pain Itchiness Swelling of the affected areas Severe runny nose Muscle aches Lastly, headache and fever[basicfirstaid.ca]
  • If the area appears infected or the victim develops a fever, discontinue the use of any steroid and seek medical care.[alertdiver.com]
  • A fever. Symptoms of difficulty breathing can range from mild to severe.[uofmhealth.org]
Nasal Discharge
  • Systemic manifestations include weakness, nausea, headache, muscle pain and spasms, lacrimation and nasal discharge, increased perspiration, changes in pulse rate, and pleuritic chest pain.[msdmanuals.com]
Nausea
  • Somnolence, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, and lid edema were reported in some cases. The treatment of these injuries in the northern Adriatic Sea and elsewhere is discussed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Systemic manifestations include weakness, nausea, headache, muscle pain and spasms, lacrimation and nasal discharge, increased perspiration, changes in pulse rate, and pleuritic chest pain.[msdmanuals.com]
  • Complex or significant envenomations (any producing systemic symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath or confusion) require immediate evaluation by a physician.[alertdiver.com]
  • Other symptoms include: Paraesthesia (tingling and prickling) and itching Red bumps and patches, often in a ladder-like pattern Swelling Sweating in affected area (irukandji) Nausea and vomiting Muscle pain and cramps.[dermnetnz.org]
  • Seek medical attention if the person develops further symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, or if there is continuing pain, itchiness or blistering at the site.[healthdirect.gov.au]
Vomiting
  • Somnolence, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, and lid edema were reported in some cases. The treatment of these injuries in the northern Adriatic Sea and elsewhere is discussed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Complex or significant envenomations (any producing systemic symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath or confusion) require immediate evaluation by a physician.[alertdiver.com]
  • […] a cold pack do not touch any spines with your bare hands do not cover or close the wound Go to A&E or call 999 if you have been stung and have: difficulty breathing chest pain fits or seizures severe swelling around the affected area severe bleeding vomiting[nhs.uk]
  • Other symptoms include: Paraesthesia (tingling and prickling) and itching Red bumps and patches, often in a ladder-like pattern Swelling Sweating in affected area (irukandji) Nausea and vomiting Muscle pain and cramps.[dermnetnz.org]
  • Severe envenomations can be accompanied by systemic symptoms like vomiting, paralysis, seizures, respiratory distress and hypotension, but this review is limited to the more common local injuries.[ncemi.org]
Abdominal Pain
  • Seek medical attention if the person develops further symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, or if there is continuing pain, itchiness or blistering at the site.[healthdirect.gov.au]
Abdominal Pain
  • Seek medical attention if the person develops further symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, or if there is continuing pain, itchiness or blistering at the site.[healthdirect.gov.au]
Lip Swelling
  • My lips swelled up, blisters appeared in three other places and my face felt numb. "I rinsed in sea water, which did no good, but then I noticed three small, brown, lacy tentacles about one-half inch long, which looked as if they had broken off.[susanscott.net]
Jaundice
  • After discharge, he became progressively weak and lethargic and was rehospitalized 24 hours later with jaundice and elevated liver... FULL TEXT[annals.org]
Chest Pain
  • pain, fast heartbeat and sweating, it needs to be treated immediately.[basicfirstaid.ca]
  • Systemic manifestations include weakness, nausea, headache, muscle pain and spasms, lacrimation and nasal discharge, increased perspiration, changes in pulse rate, and pleuritic chest pain.[msdmanuals.com]
  • pain fits or seizures severe swelling around the affected area severe bleeding vomiting lightheadedness or loss of consciousness Find your nearest A&E department Symptoms of sea creature stings The main symptoms of sea creature stings are intense pain[nhs.uk]
  • However, if you have difficulty breathing, nausea, chest pain, or signs of infection like redness and pus you should seek care immediately. [3] You should also seek medical care if you were stung around a joint, as the spines may require surgical removal[wikihow.com]
Lacrimation
  • Systemic manifestations include weakness, nausea, headache, muscle pain and spasms, lacrimation and nasal discharge, increased perspiration, changes in pulse rate, and pleuritic chest pain.[msdmanuals.com]
Blister
  • Like its European cousin, it can also blister skin. So, too, can sea anemones. They are close relatives of jellyfish and corals and bear similar stinging tentacles.[susanscott.net]
  • Rashes and hives that eventually becomes a blister and then drains.[basicfirstaid.ca]
  • Blistering and scarring of the area may occur after resolution. How To Treat Sea Anemone Sting? The treatment after sea anemone sting is as follows; Removing stings and spine.[tandurust.com]
  • The symptoms may be mild or severe and could include: Mild cases: Local cuts and wounds (often on the legs or arms) Hives, rashes on the skin, which turn into blisters and then begin to ooze Severe pain Itching Swelling of the area Severe symptoms may[dovemed.com]
  • Severe pain and rapid development of wheals, blisters and reddish-purple tentacle markings are likely.[alertdiver.com]
Papule
  • Pain and the appearance of small blanched papules surrounded by slightly reddened and edematous bases were the usually initiating manifestations. Linear lesions were sometimes seen.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The papules may vesiculate and proceed to pustulation, hemorrhage, and desquamation.[msdmanuals.com]
  • The reaction may be delayed and can include the appearance of papules, hemorrhagic vesicles or zoster-like reactions 4 to 12 hours after contact.[ncemi.org]
Skin Discoloration
  • Supportive therapies improved renal function of this patient, and steroid pulse therapy attenuated the severe skin discoloration.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Presentation After swimming in the ocean and coming into contact with marine life, the patient may seek medical attention because of local pain or swelling or skin discoloration.[ncemi.org]
Eczema
  • During the following week it began to go down then it formed in red welts that look like chronic eczema . It's become itchy and inflamed and I started to use calamine lotion again to sooth it.[glaucus.org.uk]
Maculopapular Rash
  • Seabather’s eruption This stinging, pruritic, maculopapular rash affects swimmers in some Atlantic locales (eg, Florida, Caribbean, Long Island).[msdmanuals.com]
Headache
  • Symptoms of sea anemone sting At first, cuts and wounds on the areas usually in the legs and arms Rashes and hives that eventually becomes a blister and then drains Severe pain Itchiness Swelling of the affected areas Severe runny nose Muscle aches Lastly, headache[basicfirstaid.ca]
  • Systemic manifestations include weakness, nausea, headache, muscle pain and spasms, lacrimation and nasal discharge, increased perspiration, changes in pulse rate, and pleuritic chest pain.[msdmanuals.com]
  • These could include symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, body aches, or muscle spasms.[uofmhealth.org]
Somnolence
  • Somnolence, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, and lid edema were reported in some cases. The treatment of these injuries in the northern Adriatic Sea and elsewhere is discussed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Treatment

  • Warwick-Evan LA, Masters IJ, Redstone SB (1991) A double-blind placebo-controlled evaluation of acupressure in the treatment of motion sickness. ‏[books.google.com]
  • Usually treatment involves removing stings and application of topical antibiotics and use of oral painkillers. Prognosis is normally favorable with this treatment.[tandurust.com]
  • Treatment Removal of tentacles Symptomatic treatment Various rinses to treat pain and deactivate nematocysts, depending on the specific animal Cnidaria sting treatment includes removal of adherent tentacles with a forceps (preferably) or fingers (double-gloved[msdmanuals.com]
  • The treatment of these injuries in the northern Adriatic Sea and elsewhere is discussed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • He knew of no proven treatment. His advice: "Take a picture of it." Maggie and I proceeded to apply everything we could think of to ease her symptoms, including vinegar, hydrocortisone and antihistamines. Nothing helped.[susanscott.net]

Prognosis

  • Prognosis is normally favorable with this treatment. Signs And Symptoms Of Sea Anemone Sting The symptoms of sea anemone sting develop when it injects poisonous chemical through the spine of its tentacles into human beings.[tandurust.com]

Prevention

  • Prospective evaluation of topical antibiotics for preventing infections in uncomplicated soft-tissue wounds repaired in the ED. ‏[books.google.com]
  • Use antibacterial ointment to prevent secondary infection at the site. Washing the area with vinegar solution is also beneficial. Patient should be given tetanus vaccine. In severe form of sea anemone sting, patient may need hospitalization.[tandurust.com]
  • A layer of mucus then forms on the clownfish’s body to prevent it from getting stung again.[conservenature.org]
  • As we have children we would really like to know how to prevent them especially from getting hurt. Also, are the jellyfish just swimming around close to shore? Of course, I have no idea at all how to stop them from approaching us and stinging us.[tripadvisor.com]

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