Fire Coral


Fire Coral, Stinging Coral, False Coral, Itching Coral, Anthozoa, Millepora, Fire Coral Dermatitis

  • Background
  1. Not a true coral
  2. Categorized as calcareous hydrozoan
  3. Small brush-like growth on rocks and coral
  • Symptoms
  1. Initial: Stinging or burning pain
  2. Later: Severe itching and Urticaria
  • Course
  1. Pain resolves in 90 minutes (earlier if treated)
  2. Urticaria flatten in 24 hours and resolve in 7 days
    1. May be hyperpigmented for up to 2 months
  • Management
  1. Treat the same as Jellyfish stings