Advertisement An induced sting. I got stung about 10 minutes ago on the lower part of my left index finger by a 6i H. hottentotta. I don't know why I decided to do this, but I think I may live to regret it. The pain from the sting was sharp and instantaneous, and there is now a constant sharp burning pain which feels like my skin being methodically peeled off. There is also some very conspicuous "bone ache" in my wrist bone as I type this. Very little to no swelling at all. Will update. update1: pain is getting more intense - spreading up my arm to my elbow and I also feel a slight piercing pain on the left side of my ribcage which may or may not be related to the sting update2: on and off "bone ache" in my elbow and shoulder. the pain around the sting site is only getting worse, and there is a slight rash developing around the area.