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Jellyfish Stings Blister
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
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 ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stung by a jellyfish in Columbia 4 days ago. That night a painful rash & huge blister appeared. Taking antihistamine & applying neosporin. What else?
Stung by jellyfish 4 days ago - painful & blistered. Taking antihistamine& neosporin. Can I take a bath or swim in the ocean?
Yes: Yes--just stay away from the jellyfish. Seriously, if you are still having problems with the jellyfish sting, apply Laury's meat tenderizer to the area. It will inactivate the poison from the jellyfish. Of course, this should have been done immediately after the sting. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could you tell me if one is allergic to bee stings will he be allergic to jellyfish or fire coral?
Not necessarily: Bee sting allergy is triggered by ige mediated allergy to specific proteins in the honey bee venom. Mellitin and phospholipase are some of these proteins. These are distinct from jelly fish and coral reactions. Many people will react to jelly fish and coral stings suggesting a toxic reaction as opposed to a true allergic reaction. ...Read more
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