A sting from a Lionfish should be taken seriously, and is not a joke at all. You would start by removing the spines from the area, and then moving that area to hot water that is bare-able to the human tissue. This is usually between 100 and 110 degrees Fahrenheit. The area that is affected should be soaked in this hot water for at least 15 minutes. You do this because the proteins that are in the venom that the Lionfish produces are denatured when in the hot water. Basically this means they won’t spread through the blood of the infected area.
The Treating Of Lionfish Stings
If there is not going to be water available near you that you can use for the above process, you can take aspirin until you are able to see a doctor. Really either way you should see a doctor just to be on the safe side as soon as you can. Even after you have used one of these quick treatments. Please don’t use the aspirin and the water together, it can lead to harsh side affects and you could do more harm than good.
We realize that you might not be near the shore when you are on excavations or things of that nature out in the deeper waters. This is why we recommend that you keep a hot pack on board your ship, as it could very well be the difference maker. There is also a lot of hotline numbers that you should have handy in case something like this happens and you won’t be able to get medical attention for quite some time. You can also call these numbers before you set sail in order to ensure you are properly prepared for any toxic accidents that may come your way. You can also find tons of other resources online that can help as well.