How is cone snail sting treated?
- 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.
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