Despite what you may have heard, the idea of peeing on a jellyfish sting to ease the pain is just a myth. Not only are there no studies to support this idea, but pee may even worsen the sting. Jellyfish tentacles have stinging cells called nematocysts that contain venom.
What to do if someone gets stung by a jellyfish?
Most jellyfish stings can be treated as follows:Carefully pluck visible tentacles with a fine tweezers.Soak the skin in hot water. Use water thats 110 to 113 F (43 to 45 C). If a thermometer isnt available, test the water on an uninjured persons hand or elbow — it should feel hot, not scalding.Jun 16, 2020
What do u put on a jellyfish sting?
What If You Get Stung By a Jellyfish?Rinse the area with vinegar. (Not cool fresh water or seawater, which could make it worse.)Avoid rubbing the area, which also can make things worse.Use tweezers to pull off any tentacles still on your skin. Do not put ice or ice packs on a sting. Check with your doctor.
What happens to your body when you get stung by a jellyfish?
The long tentacles trailing from the jellyfish body can inject you with venom from thousands of microscopic barbed stingers. Jellyfish stings vary greatly in severity. Most often they result in immediate pain and red, irritated marks on the skin. Some jellyfish stings may cause more whole-body (systemic) illness.