Allergy Community
jellyfish sting
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to airbourne allergies, eye allergies, shots, anaphylaxis, asthma, children's allergies, hives, insect stings, rhinitis, sinuses, and allergies to drugs, foods, and pets.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

jellyfish sting

About nine days ago I was stung by a jellyfish. I don't know what kind it was. I was stung in four places and two have them have healed but the other two continue to sting, itch and are red and swollen. I have also been feeling tired and nauses for the past few days. Is it time to go to the doctor?
Related Discussions
Avatar dr f tn
Hi,

Where are these located? Just like what you've been experiencing, symptoms  of a jellyfish sting include stinging pain, itching, rash, and raised welts. On the other hand, the progressive effects of a jellyfish sting may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, lymph node swelling, abdominal pain, numbness/tingling, and muscle spasms. (http://www.emedicinehealth.com/jellyfish_stings/page3_em.htm#Medical%20Care)

If cellulitis is present or the sting involves a large area of the body, the face, or genitals, it is advised that you seek medical help. In your case, the redness and swelling of the skin around the sting are symptoms of cellulitis  and warrants medical consult. The doctor may prescribe: antihistamines or  Benadryl to help with the itching, pain medication for pain, topical steroids with the swelling and itching and antibiotics for the cellulitis. Take care and keep us posted.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Allergy Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Asthma Answerers
746512 tn?1388811180
Blank
Tammy2009
Calgary, AB
209987 tn?1451939065
Blank
tschock
AB
363281 tn?1353103243
Blank
SassyLassie
Nelson, New Zealand