Jellyfish Sting Treatment Available in Lahaina, HI
Every year, numerous individuals require jellyfish sting treatment after swimming or wading in the ocean in Lahaina, Hawaii. While most jellyfish stings are not severe or life-threatening, it is often best to visit a medical center in order to have the condition evaluated and prevent complications such as blisters, rashes, infections, and scaring. For fast and efficiently treatment, visit Urgent Care West Maui. We specialize in treating both visitors and residents suffering from a variety of non-emergent illnesses and injuries. Our medical center is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.* every day, and no appointments are required to be seen by one of our doctors.
Visitors or residents of Lahaina, HI, who visit Urgent Care West Maui in need of jellyfish sting treatment are first evaluated by one of our medical professionals to help determine the best course of action to treat the sting and prevent further complications. While treatment will depend on the type and size of the jellyfish, the age, size, and health of the patient, how long the patient was exposed to the stinger, and how much of the skin has been stung by the jellyfish, is most cases, a normal treatment plan will include one or several of these procedures:
- Rinse and clean the area
- Remove the stinger
- Apply topical ointment
- Prescribe pain relievers or antibiotics
If the jellyfish sting is causing severe symptoms, such as an allergic reaction, or the sting is covering large portions of the body, further testing and treatment may be needed. At Urgent Care West Maui, we are proud to offer state-of-the-art diagnostic testing services, such as EKGs and X-rays, to assist our doctors and help them create the best treatment plan for our patients.
To receive jellyfish sting treatment in Lahaina, HI, visit Urgent Care West Maui today.
*Please be advised that visits taking place on weekdays after 5 p.m., Saturdays after 12 p.m., and Sundays and holidays are subject to an additional after-hours charge.