Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Jelly-wobbler!


A study carried out at Galway University has revealed that vinegar is the best treatment for the sting of the Portughese Man O'War (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/09/vinegar-best-antidote-jellyfish-stings-urine-lemon-juice-make-worse-study). Traditional urinating on the sting or applying lemon juice simply exacerbated the condition. It may be the case, that stings from different jellyfish species respond differently but it would be easy to take a small vial of vinegar to the beach. I used to be told that steak tenderiser was best for some stings but might take this with a pinch of salt.

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