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A 34-year-old member asked:

What happens if you get stung by a jelly fish sting?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Variable.: It you get a jellyfish sting it is likely to cause an intense throbbing, burning pain with possible tingling / numbness & discoloration on the skin where the tentacle was in contact. More severe reactions can include vomiting, headache, dizziness, difficulty moving muscles, problems breathing, loss of consciousness, erratic heart beat & even cardiac arrest.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the actual way to get better after a jelly fish sting?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
A Verified Doctoranswered
21 years experience
Various tx's: The tentacles should be removed promptly from your skin with a hard plastic object, such as a credit card. Don't immerse the affected limb in cool fresh water. Use seawater to wash off the tentacles. Vinegar can be used in life-threatening conditions (box jellyfish stings). Hot water immersion or 20-min hot shower has been reported to help with stings from physalia species in florida.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How can I treat my jelly fish sting?

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Dr. Louise Andrew
A Verified Doctoranswered
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Depends on the "fish: Here's a good article that covers many signs symptoms and treatments: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/jellyfish_stings/article_em.htm Note that you may need emergent treatment if symptoms are severe. Good luck!

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