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What are symptoms of scorpionfish, lionfish, and stonefish poisoning?

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Symptoms of poisoning, which can be deadly, include:

Severe reactions include:

  • Intense throbbing pain that peaks in 1-2 hours and lasts 12 hours
  • Redness, bruising, swelling, numbness, tingling, and tissue shedding at the wound site
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Tremors
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Seizures
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Fainting
  • Paralysis

SOURCES:

Scorpionfish, Lionfish, and Stonefish Poisoning from eMedicineHealth

MedlinePlus: "Scorpion Fish."

MedlinePlus: "Stonefish."

MedlinePlus: "Marine animal stings or bites."

ThinkQuest: "Sea scorpion."

ThinkQuest: "Lion-fish, Turkey fish, Fire-fish."

ThinkQuest: "Stone fish."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2018

SOURCES:

Scorpionfish, Lionfish, and Stonefish Poisoning from eMedicineHealth

MedlinePlus: "Scorpion Fish."

MedlinePlus: "Stonefish."

MedlinePlus: "Marine animal stings or bites."

ThinkQuest: "Sea scorpion."

ThinkQuest: "Lion-fish, Turkey fish, Fire-fish."

ThinkQuest: "Stone fish."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2018

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