Update on jellyfish sting treatment

We have had an update on the advice we should be giving about these jellyfish stings.

You should put vinegar on the stings FIRST, then a cold pack. Washing with seawater won’t neutralise the sting, whereas vinegar will, so it will help stop the pain, after that the cold pack will help reduce it further.

Information from: lisa.gershwin@stingeradvisor.com

The jellyfish in question is a Jimble  – Carybdea rastoni

Jimble - Carybdea rastoni

 

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  1. […] of us who have been unfortunate enough to be stung by one of those nasty Jimbles, I came across an article dated 2013 that suggests putting vinegar on the sting first to neutralise it, then an ice pack to […]

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