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It is important to remove the stinger as quickly as possible after a
sting. Even a delay of a second or two in removing the stinger is likely to
increase the amount of venom you receive. In less than 20 seconds after a
sting, 90% of the venom is injected into your body.
To quickly remove the stinger:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
& H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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