Hi guys, just went back from Cherrystome Virginia for a vacation. While fishing there I saw an old man caught a medium size stingray and I tried to help him land the stingray from the pier with a landing net. He doesn't know how to unhook the stingray so I decided to lend him a hand. As far as I know I have to secure the tail, so I stepped on the tail (both feet) then proceed unhooking the stingray, unluckily it slipped (I was wearing a beach sandals) and it manage to stung me on the left foot. Now I am feeling a burning pain on the area where I got stung. I heard a lot of people says it's posionous, others says, I'll be fine, the burning pain will last only a couple of days then will go away by itself. I need some advice from people who are knowledgeable about stingray or have experienced the same situation. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. .
What happen if you get stung by Stingray?
lol nah Grimm is pulling your leg. You'll be fine. It's not pleasant, but it's not serious. The pain is worst the first hour or so. One of the ways to kill off the protein based venom is sticking your foot in a hot(HOT) bucket/tub of water and soaking it for a long time. An hour or two. As long as you don't have worsening condition(tightness in chest, vomiting, difficulty breathing, etc) you don't need to go to the er. If all it is, is localized pain, that'll go away. Just soak it, then dress it like you would(triple antibiotic, gauze wrap).
Just got off the phone with my doctor, since, more than 90 minutes have already passed and I was alert, awake and oriented, no allergic reaction or any changes in breathing he just advised me to soak it in hot water (the hotter the better, to slow down the venom which causes a burning pain) and put neosporin after soaking to avoid infections. He also advised me not take any aspirinl (because it will speed up the circulation of the venom in the bloodstream, since it has a properties of blood thinner, but rather take tylenol for the pain), I feel the pain starting to subsides. Thanks for all the advise guys.