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Stinging while in the Sea

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: January 3, 2021 2:24 AM
kiarafordel673 2 months

I was at Pulau Pangkor for my vacation and noticed that when I went deeper into the oean I began to have this stinging feeling. When I was about waist deep in the sea I was alright even though I submerged my entire body but the minute I went in to about shoulder height I began to get such a stinging pain that I could barely focus. I was scared that if I went any deeper I would drown because of the amount of pain I was feeling.

However, when I came out I didn’t have a rash and my skin wasn’t red at all. Does anyone know why this happens? Is it because my skin may be too sensitive or the pressure (although I doubt it was that since I wasn’t that deep in there).

Dr Sri Viknarajan 2 months
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Hello and thank you for addressing your concern.

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We sincerely understand your concern with your current discomfort. However, because the information provided is too short and too ambiguous. We find it very hard to assess the real condition.

Generally, these symptoms can be caused by:

  • Acute (numbness and others)
  • Neurological disorder
  • Your body’s incompatibility to increased water pressure

Or it can also be associated with

  • Early signs of Diabetes Mellitus
  • Vascular abnormalities
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • or other underlying health condition that need further assessment

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However, the following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions due to the limited information provided by your statements above. Nonetheless, in order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we require additional details to explore further into your current complaints.

Therefore, it is imperative that you consult the nearest available medical doctor in your neighbourhood. You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak directly with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept confidential unless additional consultation is needed from other medical parties. Thank you.


Last Updated: Sun Jan 03 2021 02:24:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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