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Jellyfish Stings (Overview)

Stings can come from different sources. Insect stings such as a honey bee is one of the most familiar. Jellyfish sting while in sea is another common experience, many of us have gone through. The appearance of rashes due to jelly fish sting could vary from small to large hives like lesion depending on the size of contact and the extent of reactivity you have.


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What is the definition or description of: jellyfish stings?

What is the definition or description of: jellyfish stings?

Bite by jelly fish: Stings can come from different sources. Insect stings such as a honey bee is one of the most familiar. Jellyfish sting while in sea is another common experience, many of us have gone through. The appearance of rashes due to jelly fish sting could vary from small to large hives like lesion depending on the size of contact and the extent of reactivity you have. ...Read more

Jellyfish Stings (Overview)

Stings can come from different sources. Insect stings such as a honey bee is one of the most familiar. Jellyfish sting while in sea is another common experience, many of us have gone through. The appearance of rashes due to jelly fish sting could vary from small to large hives like lesion depending on the size of contact and the extent of reactivity you have.


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When a deadly jellyfish stings you, is it poison that kills you or unbearable pain that kills you?

Poison: Most poisionous known fo far are the box jelly fish. Major box jelly fish can casue death from cardiorepiratory arrest. They do cause intractable pain but usually the effects of the poision on the heart and circulatory systems is what kills people depending on the amount of envenomation.( injected venom by the jelly fish). ...Read more

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Treating Bee Stings (Checklist)

Apply a cold pack to the sting
10 min, Once for 1 Days
Take an antihistamine
Once
If you can't breathe, your throat is tight, you have hives, go to ER
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What do I do for jellyfish sting?

Hydrocortisone : Apply cool compresses (or ice packs) to the areas several times daily, followed by a thick layer of Hydrocortisone cream. If the itching continues, take an oral antihistamine (eg, benadryl). ...Read more

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When must I seek immediate help if I have marine animal bite or jellyfish sting?

When must I seek immediate help if I have marine animal bite or jellyfish sting?

Anaphylaxis: A severe allergic reaction as indicated by immediate swelling, respiratory distress, difficulty swallowing, hives, or excessive vomiting should prompt an immediate medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if a jellyfish sting could trigger an allergic reaction in the rest of the body?

Does anyone know if a jellyfish sting could trigger an allergic reaction in the rest of the body?

Allergy: Allergy reaction can be systemic [whole body reaction] with the law of "none or all", to any allergen, whether peanut, penicillin, milk, bee-sting, jelly fish.. ...Read more

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My daughter got stung by a jellyfish yesterday, how can I reduce the sting for her, thanks?

My daughter got stung by a jellyfish yesterday, how can I reduce the sting for her, thanks?

Remove tentacles: Check for any evidence of tentacles attached to the skin and if present remove with a plastic object like credit card. No rubbing as this may stimulate the stingers. Apply cool water for pain. Certain measures can be taken by a physician like Lidocaine baking soda or meattenderizers for the poision after evaluation depending on the need. ...Read more

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Stings (Definition)

Stings can come from different sources. Insect stings such as a honey bee is one of the most familiar. Sting by fish in water is another common experience many of ...Read more