Fire Coral Sting Kit


Fire Coral Sting Kit



Fire corals have a bright yellow-green and brown skeletal covering and are widely distributed in tropical and subtropical waters. They appear in small brush-like growths on rocks and coral. Divers often mistake fire coral for seaweed, and accidental contact is common.


Upon contact with Fire Coral, an intense pain can be felt that can last from two days to two weeks. The very small nematocysts on fire corals contain tentacles that protrude from numerous surface pores (similar to jellyfish stings). In addition, fire corals have a sharp, calcified external skeleton that can scrape the skin.


Be sure to take along "The Solution" for safe and effective sting injury first aid when going to the beach, swimming, surfing, wind surfing or sport'll be glad you did...And don't forget to check out our full line of marine sting first aid products...



The Fire Coral Kit comes with everything you need
to effectively treat your marine sting.


Kit Includes:

  • Moist towelette for cleaning hands
  • Latex-Free Gloves
  • Gauze pad to help slow bleeding
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Forceps / Tweezers to remove pieces of coral
  • Ocean Care Solutions 5% acetic acid sting solution
  • Instant Heat pack, to alleviate pain
  • Elastic wrap for holding the heat pack in place
  • Scrapper
  • Ocean Care Solutions Triple antibiotic ointment
    to keep wound moist and prevent infection
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Adhesive bandage to cover wound

Bag is waterproof and resealable, allowing for use as an emergency ice pack


Can be easily stowed in a boat, kayak or vehicle






Delaying use of this product may reduce effectiveness!

  1. Clean your hands with provided towelette. Do not directly touch the injured area without wearing the gloves provided in the kit.
  2. Flush the wound with sterile saline solution Do not rinse the wound with fresh water!
  3. Remove visible pieces of Fire Coral with tweezers or a gloved hand or double glove if you feel that you might come in direct hand contact with the Fire Coral or scrape away pieces using provided scraper or flat edge of a credit card.
  4. Liberally apply Ocean Care Solutions 5% acetic acid solution directly to the wound. Allow the gel to remain on the wound for 30 minutes.  Snap to activate the heat pack and apply to the affected area for 15 minutes if possible. Pain may initially intensify but maintain heat application. Use the elastic wrap to hold the pack in place if necessary, wrapping just tightly enough to maintain skin contact without added pressure.
  5. After 30 minutes, use the provided scraper or a dull-edged object, such as a credit card, to gently scrape away any residual gel. Use provided gauze to clean around the wound. Do not rub the wound.
  6. Apply a thin layer of antibiotic ointment to help keep the wound moist and avoid infection.
  7. Cover wound with non adhesive gauze and gently wrap with elastic bandage. The wound should be cleaned and redressed twice a day thereafter.
  8. After 24 hours and if necessary, apply hydrocortisone cream to relieve minor inflammation.

If the person who has come into contact with fire coral develops shortness of breath; swelling in the tongue, face or throat; or other signs of an allergic reaction, seek medical attention immediately.


Always seek medical attention immediately if signs of infection appear following injury, the rash worsens, or the rash does not improve within 5 to 7 days.


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FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. For medical advice, always consult your health care professional.

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