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.
Riding Out Rip Currents
Stay safe at the beach! WebMD explains rip currents and what do to if you get caught in one.
WebMD explains shark bites and how they are treated.
Seabather's Eruption-Topic Overview
What is seabather's eruption?Seabather's eruption is a rash that occurs when a swimmer is stung by marine life larvae. The condition has many names, including sea lice, pika - pika, sea poisoning, sea critters, and ocean itch.What causes seabather's eruption?Two types of marine life that generally cause this rash are: Thimble jellyfish (Linuche unguiculata). These are found seasonally in the water
Marine Stings and Scrapes-Prevention
Tips to help prevent injury by contact with jellyfish, Portuguese man-of-war, or coral.
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.