Receive Treatment for a Sea Urchin Sting at Urgent Care West Maui Located in Maui, Hawaii
Sea urchin sting treatment is available for both residents and visitors of Maui, HI, at Urgent Care West Maui. At our state-of-the-art urgent care facility, our experienced doctors offer comprehensive, individualized care for a wide range of non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries, including, but not limited to, fractures, the common cold, stomach flu, lacerations, UTIs, and sea urchin stings. And, we are proud to offer care that is fast and efficient, as we do not require appointments, and there is usually only a short wait to be seen by one of our medical professionals.
If you swim in the ocean around Maui, Hawaii, it is not uncommon to come in contact with a sea urchin. These small, spiked sea creatures are found in oceans around the world, often in shallow waters, and while they are not aggressive in nature, coming in contact with one could result in a sting. When you visit Urgent Care West Maui with a sea urchin sting, our doctors will first thoroughly assess the area around the sting, looking for signs of an infection, such as:
- Severe pain
Once a comprehensive examination is conducted, our doctors will remove any part of the sea urchin that is embedded in the body, clean the wound, and eradicate any pedicellariae. Further treatment will depend on the severity of the sting, but if the area is infected, oral antibiotics or topical antibiotic creams may be prescribed. Over-the-counter-pain relievers may also be recommended for pain, and topical hydrocortisone may be suggested to help with itching.
For sea urchin sting treatment, visit Urgent Care West Maui at your earliest convenience. We proudly serve both residents and visitors of Maui, Hawaii, 365 days a year.