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Crown-of-thorns Sting

Crown of Thorns Starfish Sting


Like most starfish and sea urchins the crown-of-thorns packs a particularly potent venom from its puncture wound poison injury.

The thorns are sharp enough and sufficiently stout to pierce even a relatively thick wetsuit.

The toxin released from a crown-of-thorns spine envenomation may cause nausea, vomiting, significant stinging pain, and paralysis in rare cases.

Crown of Thorns Sting Symptoms

Note: Symptoms usually persist from 30 minutes to 3 hours before resolving.

Crown of Thorns Sting Treatment

These guidelines are recommended in treating a crown-of-thorns puncture wound when medical attention is not immediately available.
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