Jellyfish stings are usually especially painful, especially among the little ones.

  • Jellyfish can cause especially painful stings


  • The most vulnerable to this sting are the little ones, as they have more sensitive skin than adults.


  • At Divinity we tell you what to do when faced with a jellyfish sting and how to relieve the pain in the little ones

If you spend the summer in any coastal area of ​​Spain, especially in those where it is hotter, surely more than once you have come across the dreaded jellyfish. These are marine animals that have a rounded body and arms, called ‘tentacles’, where they have capsules with a liquid that will be injected into our skin. This is how we suffer the already known ‘sting‘.

These bites are usually especially annoyingespecially for the most little ones. Children are a risk group, since their skin is more affected as it is more sensitive than that of an adult, and because they have thinner skin, the poisonous liquid passes through the dermis better.

How to prevent jellyfish stings

Jellyfish stings are usually especially painful, especially among the little ones.divinity.es

Before going to a beach, it will be very important to attend to all the watchdog recommendations. Also, you will have to use sunscreen, since they tend to isolate the body surface from substances such as the tentacles of jellyfish. It is important to know that jellyfish should never be touched even if they are dead or we find some part of it, since in some cases they still have the ability to sting.

What to do if it has already stung

If it has already stung you, it will be important that you apply cold and see how it evolves.

If it has already stung you, it will be important that you apply cold and see how it evolves.divinity.es

Once we have been bitten, it will be essential to know how to act. For it,

  1. it will be important do not scratch or rub the affected area. The procedure will be as follows:
  2. Wash the sting with sea water and never with fresh water.
  3. Go to the aid station, because that is where they will give you the best care.
  4. Remove the pieces or remains with a few tweezers or even scraping with a hard plastic, never with your hands.
  5. If an open wound has been left by removing the remains, it will be necessary to disinfect the area.
  6. To ease the pain, it’s best apply a little cold for about fifteen minutes without rubbing. If we use ice, direct contact with the skin must be avoided.
  7. It is important not to fall into unfounded remedies, thus, neither vinegar nor ammonia will have to be applied and much less urineas it can increase the risk of infection.
In no case will it be necessary to pour urine or ammonia.

In no case will it be necessary to pour urine or ammonia.divinity.es

Keep in mind that the sting of a jellyfish can extend the discomfort even for a few weeks, but if you see any symptomatology strange, such as nausea, vomiting or dizziness, you will have to go to a hospital.

Source: www.divinity.es

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