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Marine Sting. What do I do?

I was stung in the Ocean in South Carolina while swimming in the surf.  It was not a Jelly Fish.  I have a site on my leg where I was stung.  It was extremely painful..and now it itches very bad.  The site now, after 10 days is still irritated and red.  What looks like small lines (stingers) are under my skin and I'm not sure what to do.  I'm using Hydrocortizone Cream and that is helping the itching...but it doesn't seem to be getting any better.  I'd first like to know what I possibly got stung by, and what do I do now?  This is a strange occurance for me.  I've never seen it before.  I know it was not a Jelly fish, as I get stung by them quite often here at my house.  This was something else.  Any insight you may have would be greatly apprecited.
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i was always told to pee on it if u get stung by a jellyfish seriously lived in ct for 8 yrs but go to the doctor u might have allergic reaction there are flies that could have stung u or water wasps they leave stingers best to see a doctor though gl
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1403446 tn?1280963386
Sounds like its getting infected..I would go to your regular doc..cant hurt to find out
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1268057 tn?1452268753
Please seek medical attention ASAP and DON'T try to home remedy/self-treat.  
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144586 tn?1284669764
I am with Londres70.

After ten days you require a professional evaluation.
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