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How is cone snail sting treated?

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  • If someone is stung by a cone snail, get medical help right away. If you're somewhere remote where medical care may take time to get: Immerse the affected area in water as hot as the person can bear.
  • To prevent the venom from spreading through the body as much as possible, wrap the stung area with a bandage, like you would for a sprained ankle. Don't make it so tight that it blocks circulation. Don't cut into the wound, apply suction, or use a tourniquet.
  • Avoid movement.
  • CPR may be necessary. Artificial respiration may save the person's life.

From: Wilderness: Cone Snail Sting WebMD Medical Reference

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Cone Snail Sting from eMedicineHealth

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 11, 2018

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Cone Snail Sting from eMedicineHealth

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 11, 2018

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