Marine Stings and Scrapes - Preparing For Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
You can help your
doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to answer the
- What are your main symptoms?
- When did
your symptoms begin? How have your symptoms developed, progressed, or changed
since the sting?
- Do you know what you were stung by? Can you
describe what stung you? Note: Bring a sample of the stinging organism with you
if you can safely do so. A sample may help your doctor plan your
- When were you stung? How many times were you
- Where were you when you were stung?
- Have you
ever had an
allergic reaction or a
severe reaction to a similar
- What steps have you tried at home to take care of this
problem? Did they help?
- Do you have any
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
April 22, 2013
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