By StungAlot - / Tuesday 19 June 2012 10:32 / United States
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  alycion  |  31

Meat tenderizer works great. We use to keep it on the boat when out crabbing during jellyfish season. That's the one thing I don't miss about ocean vs gulf. I've seen a total of one of those things since I got here. And yes, I did use to keep meat tenderizer in my beach bag. In a pinch wet sand followed by fresh water can work but not as well.

  ambamm135  |  7

After being hospitalized from a jelly fish sting I can assure you, urinating on the sting does not work. I was in Mexico and got all the home remedies for it, from ice to mustard and even to wd-40 -_-. Turned out I was allergic to the venom and I nearly fainted from respiratory failure. You need to pour water on the sting to get whatever venom is left on the burned are off first. Then go to the hospital, you never know what might happen, I felt fine for awhile then suddenly my heart and lungs felt really weak. So ya be careful.

  alycion  |  31

54 was it a jelly fish or man o war? The second kills many people in Mexico and the islands? Of course allergic reactions to anything can be serious. I got stung by I still don't know what when I lived in va. Growing up getting stung by common jellyfish I know what my reactions are. This one looked strange and I couldn't move my leg for days. My husband and a bystander had to pull me out of the water.

  LOL1204  |  3

Am I the only one that immediately thought about the friends episode where Monica was stung by a jelly fish and Joey was willing to pee on her but got stage fright?


34- Stingrays don't "sting", they have a barb at the base of their tail that they spear you with. Like a bee, it then breaks off in your leg. Purely defensive purposes though.

  TheMathMajor  |  26

I once got stung by one and there must have been a whole group of them there where I was standing because, as soon as I started running back to the shore, two more got me. Not fun.

By  flashback.miss  |  28

/shudder. But to add on to the urine, try scaping the stung area with something like a credit card. get well soon :) Hopefully you didnt get stung anywhere especially sensitive. Lets see if you father is so calm if one stings him :/
werent there signs warning people of jellyfish, though? O.o

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