When a stingray strikes. Treating common marine envenomations

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Untoward encounters with hazardous marine animals are increasing as more people take to the water for recreation, work, or science. This article reviews the most common envenomations and outlines their treatment. These injuries can be mild to severe; some are life threatening. Usually, marine animal stings can be treated effectively with topical agents, while spine-puncture envenomations respond to hot-water immersion (to inactivate venom proteins) followed by analgesics and wound care as needed. In rare instances, life-support measures may be needed. Prevention depends on learning these animals' habits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-94+99
JournalPhysician and Sportsmedicine
Volume18
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Recreation
Water
Venoms
Wounds and Injuries
Immersion
Bites and Stings
Punctures
Habits
Analgesics
Spine
Learning
Proteins
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

Cite this

When a stingray strikes. Treating common marine envenomations. / Kizer, Kenneth W.

In: Physician and Sportsmedicine, Vol. 18, No. 8, 1990, p. 93-94+99.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{cf4159f203934beabacecdf2be7a9a26,
title = "When a stingray strikes. Treating common marine envenomations",
abstract = "Untoward encounters with hazardous marine animals are increasing as more people take to the water for recreation, work, or science. This article reviews the most common envenomations and outlines their treatment. These injuries can be mild to severe; some are life threatening. Usually, marine animal stings can be treated effectively with topical agents, while spine-puncture envenomations respond to hot-water immersion (to inactivate venom proteins) followed by analgesics and wound care as needed. In rare instances, life-support measures may be needed. Prevention depends on learning these animals' habits.",
author = "Kizer, {Kenneth W}",
year = "1990",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "18",
pages = "93--94+99",
journal = "Physician and Sportsmedicine",
issn = "0091-3847",
publisher = "JTE Multimedia",
number = "8",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - When a stingray strikes. Treating common marine envenomations

AU - Kizer, Kenneth W

PY - 1990

Y1 - 1990

N2 - Untoward encounters with hazardous marine animals are increasing as more people take to the water for recreation, work, or science. This article reviews the most common envenomations and outlines their treatment. These injuries can be mild to severe; some are life threatening. Usually, marine animal stings can be treated effectively with topical agents, while spine-puncture envenomations respond to hot-water immersion (to inactivate venom proteins) followed by analgesics and wound care as needed. In rare instances, life-support measures may be needed. Prevention depends on learning these animals' habits.

AB - Untoward encounters with hazardous marine animals are increasing as more people take to the water for recreation, work, or science. This article reviews the most common envenomations and outlines their treatment. These injuries can be mild to severe; some are life threatening. Usually, marine animal stings can be treated effectively with topical agents, while spine-puncture envenomations respond to hot-water immersion (to inactivate venom proteins) followed by analgesics and wound care as needed. In rare instances, life-support measures may be needed. Prevention depends on learning these animals' habits.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0025045759&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0025045759&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0025045759

VL - 18

SP - 93-94+99

JO - Physician and Sportsmedicine

JF - Physician and Sportsmedicine

SN - 0091-3847

IS - 8

ER -