What's the treatment for a bristleworm sting?
Call your doctor if you're bitten or stung by a bristleworm. Treatment may include:
- Putting acetic acid (vinegar) or isopropyl alcohol on the area.
- Removing bristles with tweezers or adhesive tape.
- Using hydrocortisone cream 3 times per day if needed.
- If there are signs of an infection (such as pus, redness, or heat) apply topical antibiotic ointment. You may need to take oral antibiotics.
- To ease pain, acetaminophen or ibuprofen may help. Follow the directions on the package. Take care not to take too much or to use them too often.
From: Wilderness: Bristleworm Sting WebMD Medical Reference
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