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A 18-year-old female asked:

i was swimming in a harbor when i felt like thousands of needles were going into my legs. now i have all little red dots that r spreading. what is it?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Jellyfish: You had a close encounter with a school of jellyfish. Wash your legs well and you can also use a vinegar swab to cut down the stinging and neutralize the toxin. You will be uncomfortable for a while but will not suffer any permanent damage.

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Last updated Jul 5, 2014

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