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Marine animal stings or bites

  • Alternative Names

    Stings - marine animals; Bites - marine animals


    Prevention
    • Swim near a lifeguard.
    • Observe posted signs that may warn of danger from jellyfish or other hazardous marine life.
    • Do not touch unfamiliar marine life. Even dead animals or severed tentacles may contain poisonous venom.

    References

    Otten EJ. Venomous animal injuries. In: Marx JA, ed. Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 59.