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Sea Anemone Sting

More than Jellyfish Can Sting in the Ocean


Updated August 24, 2010

sea anemone sting
(c) Missi Bellande
Sea anemones are another stinging marine critter. This victim thought she'd been stung by a jellyfish, but the ER told her it was a sea anemone. Sea anemones attach themselves to rocks and reefs. Some folks think they look like flowers, only these flowers hurt.

Jellyfish or sea anemone, either way, the treatment should be the same. Look for symptoms of anaphylaxis, including any hives or shortness of breath. If you suspect anaphylaxis, go to the doctor or call 911.

For jellyfish sting treatment steps (or any marine animal sting): How to Treat Jellyfish Stings.

Have a jellyfish (or sea anemone) sting? Take a picture and submit it here.

Any opinions expressed here are for educational purposes only and are not intended for diagnosis.

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