Natural Tips For Treating Jellyfish Stings

June 29th, 2009 BY jennl | No Comments

To get this week started off, here are the current results from last week’s poll:

Based upon the results it looks like there are more who have pets that live somewhat of an eco life as opposed to a 100% eco life or none at all. This is especially understandable due to how much so many companies are charging for their eco products.

This week’s poll is:

With summer up and it being hotter than ever people are especially being seen at all of the various beaches now. One of the most common things to happen to people at the beach is to get stung by a jellyfish. Being stung by a jellyfish can certainly hurt, however it is most definitely treatable. Let’s take a look at a few of these tips for treating jellyfish stings in a more eco way…

  • Keep a bottle of vinegar with you at all times for those just incase emergencies. You can pour regular vinegar onto the area that is currently stung by jellyfish tentacles. Make sure to do this for 30 seconds or so. After this is done remove the tentacles from your skin with an object you have on hand, not your hands. The vinegar neutralizes the pain.
  • Immediately wash the area that has been stung with either regular vinegar or apple cider vinegar. Some say that aloe vera works in healing the stung area when applied daily. While some say it works there are also others who say it does not. Use your best judgment.
  • Make a mixture of baking soda and water, half baking soda and half water. Store the mixture in a well sealed container or spray bottle and keep it with you during those beach trips. Pour this mixture onto the stung area. This can possibly replace using vinegar as well.

If any of the following symptoms develop due to a jellyfish sting see your doctor immediately: shortness of breath, vomiting, headaches, nausea, painful joints.

Jellyfish stings aren’t always bad, however they can be, so always make sure to be very careful at the beach and always be sure to keep supplies with you on hand should you or someone else get stung by a jellyfish.