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What's the medical treatment for a stingray sting?

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  • At the hospital, the barb and remnants of stingray spine will be removed.
  • X-rays and CT scans may be done.
  • A tetanus shot may be administered, if necessary.
  • An antibiotic and pain reliever may be prescribed.
  • Closely watch the wound as it heals for possibility of infection.

From: Stingray Injury Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Diaz, J. , July-August, 2007. Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society

Australian Venom Research Unit: "First Aid Information: Stingray."

Divers Alert Network (DAN): "Stingray Envenomation."

Rosson, C. , January 1989. Western Journal of Medicine

Evans, R. , 1996. Journal of Accidents and Emergency Medicine

Stingray Injury Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 19, 2017

SOURCES:

Diaz, J. , July-August, 2007. Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society

Australian Venom Research Unit: "First Aid Information: Stingray."

Divers Alert Network (DAN): "Stingray Envenomation."

Rosson, C. , January 1989. Western Journal of Medicine

Evans, R. , 1996. Journal of Accidents and Emergency Medicine

Stingray Injury Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 19, 2017

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