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Know About the Causes, Symptoms, and Remedies for Stingray Injury

What are the causes of stingray Injury?

In order to hide from predators, rays generally cover themselves with sand and lie on the beaches. Accidentally, if a person steps on it, ray swings its tail as a defensive measure. Its spine drives into the person who is nothing but an intruder to the rays. This is how the stingray injury generally takes place. 

The stingray sting mainly causes the injury on the feet and lower legs of people. But if the person tries to catch the ray, his hands can also get affected. In some cases, the powerful spine of a stingray may penetrate a person's abdomen or the chest leading to a serious injury, even death. A stingray injury needs to be treated immediately and with great care, as it can be extremely harmful to people.

The Symptoms of stingray sting Injury

The toxins that go into the body due to a stingray attack can cause several symptoms.

  • There is immediate pain which is severe and it is also quite long-lasting.
  • The wounded area may swell.
  • Continuous bleeding from the wound.
  • The injured place may change its color. It may turn red from blue.
  • The Sweating.
  • The blood pressure gets low.
  • The Nausea.
  • The Headache.
  • The Vomiting.
  • The Muscle cramps.
  • There can be shortness of breath in some cases.

The stingray injury may even lead to death as well. Though death cases are rare, but from loss of blood or due to heart puncture, it is not impossible.

Here are a few home remedies for such injury

  • First the person should be laid down.
  • Tie a piece of clean cloth around the wound to stop the bleeding.
  • The stingray sting can be removed by tweezers, but make sure the stinger does not injure you.
  • The wounded area can be cleaned and disinfected with soap and water.
  • If the wound is major, or there is a pain, the venom might be absorbed into the body. Hence, arrange for getting a medical facility as soon as possible.
  • The pain killer can be given for temporary relief, only if that suits the person.

Home Remedies for Stingray Injury

A stingray injury must be checked by a doctor. But at first, the injured person must be rescued and removed safely from the water. The first aid measures should be started at home and then a medical evaluation is also required.

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