What are the signs and symptoms of sea urchin sting?
Sea urchin stings cause immediate pain. Their spines cause puncture wounds on the skin, which appear blue-back like a bruise. The puncture wounds can become infected if not treated immediately. The affected area may become tender, red, and swollen.
Multiple deep puncture wounds require immediate medical attention because they can be life-threatening, resulting in respiratory failure and death. The symptoms of sea urchin sting are:
- Muscle aches
- Shock (low blood pressure, high pulse, clammy hands, and feet)
- Intense fatigue