Hi, Jellyfish cause most marine envenomations in the United States and worldwide. There are more than 100 species and severity of sting ranges from mild local reaction to life threatening systemic reactions.
It is important to remove jellyfish tentacles promptly, to prevent further exposure to toxins.
Application of heat appears to be an effective treatment. Heat may be able to alter the protein structure of jellyfish toxins and render them less toxic. The temperature of water can be kept between 43 to 45ºC and should be applied by immersion of a limb or by hot shower for approximately 20 minutes.
Adolph's meat tenderizer (which contains papain, a proteolytic enzyme that theoretically cleaves nematocyst toxins) can also be effective.
For hypersensitivity reactions oral antihistamines and topical corticosteroids can be taken against prescription.
I suggest you to consult physician. Take care and regards.
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.