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Portugese Man-of-War larvae envenomation

Portugese Man-of-War larvae envenomation: Introduction

Portugese Man-of-War larvae envenomation: The tiny stinging larvae of the Portugese Man-of-War can release a toxin if they are put under pressure. Thus, any larvae trapped under swimming bathers or caps can cause toxins to be released. The skin develops an allergic response to the toxin and a rash forms. Swimming clothes contaminated by the stinging cells can produce a reaction even weeks after they have been washed and dried as the toxins are still able to be released from trapped stinging cells. Rubbing, showering in fresh water and wearing contaminated bathing suits for a long time after getting out of the water tend make the rash worse. Symptoms other than those involving the skin may occur occasionally. The condition most often occurs in the Atlantic Ocean. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Portugese Man-of-War larvae envenomation is available below.

Symptoms of Portugese Man-of-War larvae envenomation

Treatments for Portugese Man-of-War larvae envenomation

  • Do not rub affected areas as more venom will be released, remove swimming clothes, soap and scrub skin vigorously, antihistamine, hydrocortisone cream, ice pack to relieve pain
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Portugese Man-of-War larvae envenomation: Complications

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Causes of Portugese Man-of-War larvae envenomation

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Less Common Symptoms of Portugese Man-of-War larvae envenomation

Prognosis for Portugese Man-of-War larvae envenomation

Prognosis for Portugese Man-of-War larvae envenomation: The rash usually resolves in less than two weeks.

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