Stingrays are common in coastal tropical and subtropical marine waters throughout the world, and also includes species found in warmer temperate oceans such as the Whip Tail stingray and those found in the deep ocean. Most stingrays have one or more barbed stings on the tail, which is used exclusively in self-defense.
Stingrays do not aggressively attack humans, though stings do normally occur if a ray is accidentally stepped on. To avoid stepping on a stingray in shallow water, the water should be waded through with a shuffle. Alternatively, before wading, stones can be thrown into the water to scare stingrays away.
Contact with the stinger causes local trauma (from the cut itself), pain, swelling, muscle cramps from the venom, and later may result in infection from bacteria. The injury is very painful, but seldom life-threatening unless the stinger pierces a vital area. The barb usually breaks off in the wound, and surgery may be required to remove the fragments.
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The Stingray 1st aid kit comes with everything you need
Bag is waterproof and resealable, allowing for use as an emergency ice pack
Can be easily stowed in a boat, kayak or vehicle
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If the person receives many wounds simultaneously, difficulty in breathing, weakness and/or collapse may be present; seek immediate medical attention immediately.
Always seek medical attention immediately if signs of infection appear following injury, the rash worsens, or the rash does not improve within 5 to 7 days.
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