Overcoming Itchy Feet After Being Pricked By Sea Urchins?
…rn1 Last week I was playing in the sea on a coconut island and got stabbed by a pig’s book. First aid has been done by hitting the part that is pierced by the pig’s book. As a result, my leg doesn’t hurt anymore.rnrn2 Today, the part of the leg that was pierced by the pig’s book felt itchy. Is this dangerous?rnrnWhat should I do?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Sea urchins are marine animals that are small and full of thorns. These animals can be found in all oceans around the world. Sea urchins are not aggressive animals, but because of their location which is often found in shallow water, people often accidentally step on and get stung.
Among the symptoms of sea urchin stings are extreme pain, puncture marks that are easily infected if not treated quickly, redness, swelling, bruising, and sometimes can cause weakness, muscle pain, paralysis, to shock.
If you are exposed to sea urchins, the first thing to do is remove any parts of the sea urchins that are sticking to you. After that, rinse the affected area with water and soap. Overcome the pain with painkillers, and if itchy, you can use salicylic powder or consult a doctor for a prescription hydrocortisone cream.
In your case, actually a new sea urchin sting is dangerous if the pain does not go away after 4 days, signs of infection appear, there is paralysis, pain and muscle weakness. If it just feels itchy, it shouldn't be an emergency. However, if the itching doesn't go away or gets worse and becomes very annoying, don't hesitate to see a dermatologist as soon as possible. I hope you and your family are always healthy.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa