Treatment for a Sea Urchin Sting Available at Urgent Care West Maui in Lahaina, Hawaii
Are you worried you may be suffering from a sea urchin sting? If so, then there are a few things you should know. Sea urchins are small sea creatures covered in spines that can be found in the warm waters off the coast of Lahaina, HI, as well as other places around the world. They often live in shallow water, and while they are not aggressive in nature, it is not uncommon to come in contact with one, resulting in a sting. If stung, you will likely feel immediate pain and find that the spines have created a puncture wound. Swollen and red skin around the wound can cause increased discomfort and may even be accompanied by symptoms, such as fatigue, muscle aches, and shock. And, in severe situations when the wound isn’t treated properly, infections can occur.
If you believe you are suffering from a sea urchin sting, then visit the medical professionals at Urgent Care West Maui located in Lahaina, Hawaii. We are a state-of-the-art urgent care facility that treats both visitors and residents of the island suffering from non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. We offer fast and convenient care and boast short wait times. And, getting access to our care is easy, as we do not require appointments.
With a sea urchin sting, our doctors’ first course of action would be to conduct a comprehensive examination of the wound, looking for signs of an infection, such as pus, redness, or heat. We will then remove the part of the sea urchin that is embedded in the body, clean the area, and eliminate any pedicellariae. Treatment will vary depending on the severity of the sting, but some forms of treatment include:
- Oral antibiotics, if an infection is present
- Over-the-counter pain medication
- Topical antibiotic creams
- Topical hydrocortisone
To receive treatment for a sea urchin sting, visit Urgent Care West Maui located in Lahaina, Hawaii, at your convenience.
*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.