Beach Safety Directory
Most vacations to the beach result in an enjoyable time with family or friends, but would you know what to do if an emergency were to happen? At the beach, there are dangers to be aware of -- drowning, rip currents, jellyfish, sharks, and sunburn, to name a few. These are rare, but it's best to be prepared. In addition to using good judgment when swimming in the ocean and using sunscreen to prevent sun poisoning, there are steps you can take to increase your security. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to prevent or treat surfside accidents and emergencies.
WebMD explains shark bites and how they are treated.
Marine Stings and Scrapes-Prevention
Tips to help prevent injury by contact with jellyfish, Portuguese man-of-war, or coral.
Marine Stings and Scrapes-Topic Overview
Walking on a beach or swimming in the ocean are generally harmless. But encounters with sea creatures can leave you feeling stung, burned, and itchy. Read on to learn about stings and scrapes from jellyfish, fire coral, and Portugese man-of-wars.
Marine Stings and Scrapes-Check Your Symptoms
Check your symptoms of marine stings and scrapes.
Act Now for Hurricane Safety
Have a good plan prepared when hurricanes threaten your area.
Rip Current No. 1 Beach Danger
More than eight out of 10 beach drownings and lifeguard rescues are due to rip currents.
Beach Safety 101
Experts offer advice for a safe day at the beach.
Staying Safe in the Surf
Here are 10 things you'll need for a safe time at the beach.