How to Cure a Lionfish Sting!

How to Cure a Lionfish Sting!

– I’m Coyote Peterson and I’m
about to enter the spike zone with the lionfish. Three. Agh! Gah! Agh! – [Mark] You all right? Did he get you? – Oh, yeah. Agh. Ugh. – [Mark] Okay
let’s get you home. – Oh, man, dude. I’m lightheaded,
I’m lightheaded. All right, maybe it is a
little worse than I thought. (dramatic music) – [Mark] Let’s get you upstairs. – Woah. – [Mark] Where are the keys? – It’s actually
really pretty bad. Let’s just like open the
door and not film it. Dude, my arm’s on like, fire. – [Mark] Yeah I know. What are you doing over here? – Okay, so, (sighs). First, most important thing. Hot water, gotta get
hot water on my hand as soon as possible. Gotta heat it up. I’ll sit down here. Ah. Wow. – [Mark] You all right? – That is some radiating pain. Different than the tarantula
hawk and bullet ant, for sure. Okay. Let me collect myself. – [Mark] Yeah, so what’s
the game plan here, how do we treat this? – Okay the most important
thing for venom like this… You can also do this
with stingray venom, lionfish venom, most marine
creatures that can sting you and put venom into your
body, is hot water. As hot as you can stand. That heat breaks down peptides
and proteins in the venom. But the first thing I wanna do is actually just get
some hydrogen peroxide onto the wound and
clean it off first. Ah, that feels actually really
nice and cool on my hand. See that bubbling up? – [Mark] Yep. – [Coyote] That’s just
soaking down into the wounds. – [Mark] So the venom from
the lionfish can actually be neutralized, is that correct. – Yeah. I’m sorry guys, I know
you’re like, watching this, you think, “He’s
barely even talking.” – [Mark] Yeah, look
what’s happening. – (laughs) Yeah my hand is
in a lot of pain right now. Wow, I am gettin’
lightheaded, too. Guys I’m sorry. This is probably the
least put together– – [Mark] Do we need to stop? Do we need to like, be worried? – No, no, no, no, no, no, no. I’ll get through this. I will get through this. As soon as… Ah, Mario, will you
go check on that. It’s gonna take a while for
that water to really heat up. Go see if that water’s
starting to boil at all. So the epsom salt, I’m
just gonna go ahead and dump this in now. – [Mark] How much do you put in? – Oh, you don’t need a lot. I’m gonna put in more
than you probably need. Probably just need
a couple teaspoons. I’m puttin’ in… – [Mark] Now what
does the salt do? – Smells good. That salt will actually also help break down the
proteins in the venom. So, it also soothes,
it also kills bacteria. It’s gonna kill and
break down the venom. It’s just good. They tell you use
epsom salt if you can. If you don’t have epsom salt, just warm water will
do a perfectly good job of breaking down… Breaking down the venom. Agh! (laughs) Oh man. It is worse now than
when I was stung. It’s worse than it
was two minutes after. I can feel it. It is just throbbing. – Here’s the water, it’s
pretty much boiled now. – Okay yeah, you
gotta dump that. Just dump as much as you can,
as much as will fit in here. – Ah, ah, ah, ah, hot, hot, hot! Ooh. That is almost
too hot to handle, but that’s okay, I’m gonna
keep my hand in there, that’s definitely gonna help break down proteins
in the venom. The most important thing that
could happen right now is that venom breaking down. Let me try to just kinda work
some of that into the wound. Kind of massage the
wound there a little bit. Aw man. – [Mark] You’re not
getting the instant relief you thought was comin’ your way? – It’s not instant,
it’s not instant. We gotta give it a few minutes. Okay, let’s do this. Let’s cut the camera– – [Mark] Okay. – For a couple minutes here. I’m just gonna let my hand
soak for about 15 minutes. We’ll come back and
I’ll show you guys the last steps here for
taking care of the wound. – [Mark] Okay. Coyote, it’s been
about ten minutes. How we feeling? – Ten minutes. Feeling better! Believe it or not my hand… Ah. Getting a little pruny. (laughs) That’s okay though. Still sore. Definitely still sore. I’m gonna continue to
soak it but I think it is at least to the point
where I’m able to converse with you guys
a little bit better. The warm water
definitely helped. Not immediately, it
certainly was not immediate. I would say about
five to six minutes in I was noticing some relief. My hand is still
throbbing, but it’s better. It’s considerably
better, in fact. Keep in mind that
everybody’s body reacts differently to venom. That is the most important
point that I can make. You can be stung by a honeybee and go into anaphylactic shock. Now, there are very
few reported cases of people having a
really negative reaction to a lionfish spiking
and the venom. So, if you are spined, barbed,
whatever you wanna call it, by one of these fish,
definitely pay attention to what happens to your body. Seek medical attention
if you feel as if you’re going into
anaphylactic shock, or having any sort
of allergic reaction. Now, where there still are
the marks from the spines, I basically just want to
apply my favorite, Neosporin. Brand new bottle, I always
bring a brand new one on every single trip. But you basically just
wanna take Neosporin, ooze that out there,
put it on the wounds and pay attention to
the wounds to make sure that you’re not having any
secondary infections set in. So I’m gonna let that
Neosporin sit there. I’m gonna keep that
open to the air and let that just soak
in and do it’s thing. Now this Neosporin is
for pain and it will also kill a lot of the bacteria
that potentially went into my hand. Now, if you feel as if
you’re starting to have an allergic reaction,
you can certainly take some Benadryl. I’ll probably take one of these
just as a safety precaution, and then of course any
basic ibuprofen will work for reducing the pain
and the swelling. Wow. Well I am still
lightheaded, and, believe it or not the
pain is actually kind of starting to come back in my hand now that it’s cooling off. I wanna get it back in
the hot water, but… Oh, guys, that was um… – [Mario] That was intense. – That was intense. – [Mark] Yeah. I’m glad you made
it through okay. We were gettin’
a little nervous. Mario, that was… That was kinda scary
there for a second. – Yeah. – Well, I mean guys keep
in mind that is the first time that my body has
been exposed to the venom of a marine creature. And I was nervous for
this one, I will not lie, and like I told you guys
on the boat this morning, that was the first time aside
from the manatee episode that I’ve ever snorkeled before, so I was just excited to be
able to catch one of these fish, get up close for the cameras. Hopefully we learned a
lot about these animals, and like I always
say, whatever you do, do not repeat what you
saw me doing at home, or on your own, admire these
animals from a safe distance, and everybody will
be safe and sound. Agh! I’m Coyote Peterson. Be brave, stay wild. We’ll see you on
the next adventure. Come here, warm water. Ah. If you missed the main episode, make sure to go back and watch
as I enter the spike zone with the lionfish. Ouch! And don’t forget, subscribe, so you can join me and the crew on our next aquatic adventure.

100 thoughts on “How to Cure a Lionfish Sting!

  1. One of these year coyote will say

    Coyote:I'am Coyote Peterson,and I'm about to jump of ,from the highest mountain in the world.

    I actually didn't know what the highest mountain in the world, so…I didn't mention it 😅comment if you know 😁

  2. I am sorry to ask but why? Out of all the things you can get stung by a sea creature it could have been a jellyfish or an stingray nope it's a lionfish

  3. Lion fish minding its own business
    Coyote slaps it
    Lion fish: ahhh ahhh now you can see a coyote searing in pain and you can see the venom on his hand

  4. I was stung by a fish like this one but with lighter venom. It was horrifying until I went to ambulance where basically I put my foot on hot water

  5. Why you do do that I I feel bad you had to Boots on France ok don't hurt you self and just stay there and healthy just came it does help me but sometimes are you friend but not you ok biggest band in the world keep your ok Tooting I can go hunting or never replace you:)

  6. I use this method to actually cure the MRSA virus. A virus which can spread into the bloodstream, causing the body to shut down with in weeks. For me, it took around 6 months to cure a small mrsa virus in my finger.

  7. Lionfish: Stings Coyote
    Coyote:*Screams in pain* Owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
    Mark:*Follows Coyote* Did it get you?!?!
    Coyote:Did it?Lets see
    Also Coyote:*Takes Lionfish out of water and stick it in mark*
    Coyote:*holds hand in pain and laughs*
    Mario:*laughs as hard as possible

  8. I get stung by a honey bee and my arm looks like a baloon for a week and nothing helps… I can't even imagine geting stung by anything Coyote got stung with

  9. HE IS SOOOOOO BRAVE I WOULD BE TO SCARED RO EVAN GO NEAR THAT THING OR HOLD but he stung him self and he barely Evan cried! YOUR SO BRAVE

  10. It's the hour after you get stung by a marine animal, when you realize it's only hurting worse, that the desperation sets in.

  11. -Are you alright?
    -Does it look like I’m alright? LION FISH, HAND, VENOM!
    -Well nobody told you to do it
    -You did
    -If I told you to run into a brick wall would you do it?
    -That can be our next adventure


  13. Right next I'm going to take a bite from a lion. ( he didnt really but geeze coyote take a stinging break) if you don't I'm sure the after effects will STING

  14. Coutie – hey girl wanna go out. girl- no just wanna be friends . Coutie- I’m coutie Peterson and I’ve just entered the friend zone

  15. Coyote:im coyote Peterson and I am about to to enter the bite zone with a brown recluse

    Mark:r u ok coyote

    Coyote: yeah I just have a MASSIVE hole in my hand


  16. “I love your videos and learning about wildlife. It is so so so much fun.” – My seven year old daughter, Sophia. (She wanted me to leave this comment.) 🙂

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