Sunday, July 26, 2020

Jellyfish Sting

It can be rough out there on the beach. There are a lot of hazards such as riptides, heat stroke, sharp coral, and, of course jellyfish. We learned first hand about handling jellyfish stings this morning when my daughter got stung on her wrist while boogie boarding. She described the sensation as an annoying burn, but wasn't more than a bit put out by the experience. Still, we were prepared for such an eventuality, so we administered some first aid.

What To Do If You Get Stung By A Jellyfish

  • Inspect the area for hanging tendrils and pull any off with tweezers
  • Rinse the area with vinegar (NOT cool fresh water or sea water)
  • Apply cortisone cream for the itching
Contrary to popular belief, peeing on a jellyfish sting is not effective and may actually result in more pain. 

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