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When should you call 911 about a jellyfish sting?

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Call 911 if

  • The person displays signs of a severe allergic reaction.
  • The sting is from a box jellyfish.
  • The sting covers more than half an arm or leg.

From: Jellyfish Sting Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Fermie, P. Lorenz Books, 2005. The Illustrated Practical Book of First Aid & Family Health,

Subbarao, I. , Random House Reference, 2009. AMA Handbook of First Aid and Emergency Care

Utox Update, University of Utah College of Pharmacy: "Marine Envenomations."

Mayo Clinic: “Jellyfish stings.”

UpToDate: “Jellyfish stings.”

American Heart Association: 2010.  Circulation,

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on May 7, 2018

SOURCES:

Fermie, P. Lorenz Books, 2005. The Illustrated Practical Book of First Aid & Family Health,

Subbarao, I. , Random House Reference, 2009. AMA Handbook of First Aid and Emergency Care

Utox Update, University of Utah College of Pharmacy: "Marine Envenomations."

Mayo Clinic: “Jellyfish stings.”

UpToDate: “Jellyfish stings.”

American Heart Association: 2010.  Circulation,

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on May 7, 2018

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