Extracción de un aguijón

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Extracción de un aguijón

Para extraer un aguijón, se raspa con la parte roma de un cuchillo u otro objeto de borde recto a lo largo del aguijón. No se deben usar pinzas, ya que pueden apretar el saco de veneno e incrementar la cantidad de veneno liberado en la herida. Luego, se lava el sitio completamente con agua y jabón. Se aconseja aplicar hielo envuelto en un pedazo de tela u otra cubierta apropiada sobre el sitio de la picadura en intervalos de 10 minutos. Se puede aplicar un antihistamínico para ayudar a reducir la picazón si es necesario. En los días siguientes, se debe vigilar el sitio del aguijón para buscar signos de infección, como aumento del enrojecimiento, de la inflamación o del dolor.

Extracción de un aguijón

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  • Last reviewed on 1/13/2010
  • Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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