Marine Stings and Scrapes - Check Your Symptoms
If you answer yes to any of the following questions, click on the "Yes" in front of the question for information about how soon to see a health professional.
health risks that may increase the seriousness of your
Are you having a serious reaction to a jellyfish or Portuguese man-of-war sting?
Have you been stung in the eye?
Do you think you have a skin infection at the site of the sting or coral scrape?
Have you developed an itchy rash or deep sores after a jellyfish or Portuguese man-of-war sting or after swimming in the ocean with jellyfish?
Do you know or think you need a tetanus shot after getting a scrape or sting?
If a visit to a health professional is not needed immediately, see the Home Treatment section for self-care information.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 10, 2010
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