As you know, we often swim in the summer and the sea. I wanted to explain this rare thorn prick.
The thorn that sinks once must be removed.
Rub with olive oil and take out the writings.
The dead end goes deep as it does not come out and the thorns are covered.
If left inside, it can cause it to be trapped with severe pain and breakage.
Fortunately, the sea urchin species in our country are not very poisonous, they do not cause anaphylaxis; We cause pain due to local trauma, stinging and irritation, and we save our collar.
First of all, cutting pain is a sacred art. Let’s remove the thorns with local anesthetic, even nsaii.
Let’s get a tetanus shot.
Depending on the severity of the wound, let’s treat it with local or even oral antibiotics if necessary.
Although the thorns are removed, the pain continues for at least 2-3 days.
Thanks to the patient with lesions on the heel like in this photo today, my nurse removed it beautifully.
An important point to remember is that after such sea creature contact in Medcape, it is recommended to keep it in hot water that will not exceed 45 degrees.
It neutralizes toxins with protein denaturation and relieves pain.
But be careful not to burn.
Thorns can be removed at home with the help of needles and tweezers.
It is necessary to take it out without forgetting what to do and break inside. Luckily the colors are dark so it looks due to pigmentation.
Local dressing can be done for a few days after the thorns are removed.
Oh, it didn’t come out too deep.
But it seems you can give him some time. The body will try to expel it spontaneously with a foreign body reaction.
Sea urchin, any of about 950 living species of spiny marine invertebrate animals (class Echinoidea, phylum Echinodermata) with a globular body and a radial arrangement of organs, shown by five bands of pores running from mouth to anus over the test (internal skeleton). The pores accommodate tube feet, which are slender, extensible, and often sucker-tipped. From nodules on the test arise long, movable spines and pedicellariae (pincerlike organs); these structures may have poison glands. The mouth, on the underside of the body, has a complex dental apparatus called Aristotle’s lantern, which also may be venomous. The teeth of Aristotle’s lantern are typically extruded to scrape algae and other food from rocks, and some urchins can excavate hiding places in coral or rock—even in steel. Sea urchins live on the ocean floor, usually on hard surfaces, and use the tube feet or spines to move about. In addition, a few carnivorous species have been described.
The largest urchin (known from a single specimen) is Sperostoma giganteum of deep waters off Japan. Hatpin urchins, such as Centrostephanus longispinus of the Mediterranean and eastern Atlantic, Diadema (formerly Centrechinus) setosum of the Indo-Pacific, and D. antillarum of Florida and the West Indies, have toxic spines up to 30 centimetres (12 inches) long. The slate-pencil urchin (Heterocentrotus mammillatus) of the Indo-Pacific has 12-cm spines that may be 1 cm thick—stout enough to be used for writing. Lytechinus variegatus, a pale-greenish urchin of the southeastern coast of the United States and the Caribbean, and the large, short-spined Psammechinus (sometimes Echinus) miliaris of Iceland, Europe, and western Africa use their tube feet to hold up bits of seaweed or shell as a shield against sunlight in shallow water.
The small, reddish or purplish urchins of the genus Arbacia, such as A. punctulata, the common urchin from Cape Cod to the West Indies, are familiar subjects in embryology; a female may release several million eggs at a time. In the West Indies, sea eggs—the ovaries of Tripneustes ventricosus—are eaten raw or fried; in the Mediterranean region, frutta di mare is the egg mass of Paracentrotus lividus (the best known rock borer) and other Paracentrotus species; and, on the U.S. Pacific coast, the eggs of the giant purple (or red) urchin (Strongylocentrotus franciscanus) are similarly considered a delicacy. The slightly smaller S. purpuratus, of the same region, is known to excavate holes in steel pilings.