Numerous occasions when you’re at the beach, you may come across one of these octopus like animal that has tentacles. Although they do not squirt out ink, if you touch their tentacles, it may cause you to have an irritation. These stings cause pain and swelling. The following are the many symptoms of jellyfish stings are shortness of breath, nausea, and stomach cramps.
Here are some tips on how you can cure your jellyfish stings:
- Rinse the area immediately with sea water. Be sure that you do not rub the spot or it will release more poison.
- To neutralize the poison, use vinegar, or rubbing alcohol to reduce the severity of the poison.
- Apply sand or baking soda and saltwater to the area. this will relieve itching.
- Use calamine lotion to reduce the pain and itching.
These are D.I.Y treatments. However, you should seek medical help if there is an allergic reaction to the sting of the jellyfish, you experience wheezing or difficulty breathing, over the counter medicine does not help, your skin color where you are stung changed colors, and if there is some swelling around the area.