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Old 06-07-2003, 01:26 AM   #1
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Ouch

I was moving my new green hammer coral tonight and it stung me on my thumb. I didn't think anything of it when it happened but now it is about three hours later and now my hole arm feels like it is weak. Is this normal?
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Some people are sensitive to the stings of hammers. If the pain persists you may want to see a doctor. I would try to run hot water over your thumb for starters.
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Ok, is the sting of a hammer strong enough to do any "damage" to me? I'm not going to die in my sleep tonight am I?
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Not that I know of, but I dont want to say for sure, if you were alergic to it, it could do some serious damage. Everyones body is different.
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How will I know if I'm alergic? Also what signs should I be aware of? I don't mean to bother you or sound like a baby but I have never been stung by a coral before and I don't know what to expect.
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How will I know if I'm alergic?
IMO, you have already shown a reaction/sensitivity to the sting. If I were you, I would take some antihistimines, it's too late now for the hot water (probably wouldn't work in this situation anyway, it is good for toxins/venoms though). Keep a close eye on your breathing, and consult a physician. Allergic reactions go two ways, either they get milder the more times your exposed to the allergy or they get worse, might not be a bad idea to have an epi stick on hand.
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Thanks. I woke up today and it was fine. No swelling and the pain was gone. From now on I will be more careful when I put my hands in my tank.
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