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What is the treatment for scorpionfish, lionfish, and stonefish poisoning?

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Symptoms of poisoning can range from mild to deadly. In case of poisoning:

  • Take the person out of the water to prevent drowning
  • Keep the wound under water that’s as hot as tolerable for 30-90 minutes. Repeat to control pain
  • Use tweezers to remove any spines in the wound
  • Scrub the wound with soap and water. Then flush the area with fresh water.
  • Don’t tape the wound shut
  • See a doctor to make sure all venom is gone

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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