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Are you having a serious reaction to a jellyfish or Portuguese man-of-war sting?

Have you been stung in the eye?

Do you think you have a skin infection at the site of the sting or coral scrape?

Have you developed an itchy rash or deep sores after a jellyfish or Portuguese man-of-war sting or after swimming in the ocean with jellyfish?

Do you know or think you need a tetanus shot after getting a scrape or sting?

If a visit to a health professional is not needed immediately, see the Home Treatment section for self-care information.


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Last Updated: April 22, 2013
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