What is the treatment for jellyfish sting?
Some jellyfish have stingers that can pierce skin with venom.
- Rinse with seawater (freshwater will hurt more)
- Apply vinegar or isopropyl alcohol
- Take out tentacles with tweezers
- Apply shaving cream or a paste of baking soda or mud to the wound. Shave the area with a razor or knife and then reapply vinegar or alcohol
- Keeps arms, hands, and feet still to keep the venom from spreading
- Apply hydrocortisone cream 2-3 times a day for itching.
- If you’re stung in the eye, flush it with 1 gallon of fresh water
- If stung in the mouth, flush with 1 part vinegar and 3 parts water
- Give CPR and call 911 if the person isn’t breathing
From: Wilderness: Jellyfish Sting WebMD Medical Reference
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