jellyfish in the sea waterJelly fish stings – what to do:

  • Reassure the casualty and sit them down
  • If there are any tentacles remaining, remove with tweezers – get a medical professional to do this if you are unsure
  • If the casualty shows any signs of breathing problems, or acute allergic reaction or anaphylaxis – phone an ambulance immediately
  • Soak the affected area in vinegar (or urine!) for 15-30 minutes – NOTE – with stings from a Portuguese Man of War (these are not jellyfish but are often mistaken for them) – do not immerse in vinegar (or urine) as it will make the pain worse

 Jelly fish stings

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