Stings - marine animals; Bites - marine animals
Marine animal stings or bites refer to poisonous bites or stings from any form of sea life, including jellyfish.
The majority of these types of stings occur in salt water. Some types of marine stings or bites can be deadly.
Seek medical help (call 911 or your local emergency number) if the person has difficulty breathing, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, or uncontrolled bleeding, if the sting site develops swelling or discoloration, or for other body-wide (generalized) symptoms.
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.
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