You should pour vinegar over the sting immediately to relieve the pain. If there is no vinegar at hand, use sea water as the remedy. However, when the sting involves a large area of her body, consult a doctor immediately.
Plain meat tenderizer. It has an enzyme in it that helps to neutralize the poison in the sting. It is cheap and I keep a small bottle in my beach bag. Never could bring myself to pee on my child but is is supposed to work too.
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If vinegar is available, use vinegar. Use 70% isopropyl alcohol, rinse with sea water. Tentacles need to be removed with a stick or a pair of tweezers. Wear gloves if you have them available. If all else fails and you do not have any available products and mustard is within reach, place mustard.
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If you asked a lifeguard there answer will be "vinegar". It may sting for a second, but trust me it will heal it. I got stung all over Last year and sprayed it all over my arms and legs it healed pretty fast. Later put some Aloe on it. Don't put sand on it. Ocean may make it worse because of more jelly fish and seaweed will burn it. Pee does help to. Go pee in a cup and poor it on it.
Its a little late for this time but if it happens again immediately rub the area with beach sand and get as much of the poison as you can off. Sometimes that is all that is needed but if you happen to have some vinegar pour that on the affected area and it will neutralize the remaining poison.
There is a product available produced by Ocean Care Solutions made with 5% acetic acid...strong vinegar...looks and feels like hand lotion..1 oz spray bottle...I have used it...product works like it represents.you spray it on and stays where you spray it..let it sit a few minutes and scrape the area with a flat edge and done...
Vinegar works...pee is not really the way you want to go...I've heard folks swear by meat tenderizer...can't say myself but I know the OCS Jellyfish Sting Relief spray works...got mine at Walgreens..good luck
Tenderizers in the form of naturally occurring enzymes, which can be added to food before cooking. Examples of enzymes used for tenderizing : papain from papaya, bromelain from pineapple and actinidin from kiwifruit.
im a guy and got stung three times where a guy wouldnt want to be stung vinegar was amazing.i sprayed it on untill i got home and then put 3 tablespoons of vinegar in the bathtub and soak in it.i smelled a little bad for day,the next day i was relieved to find there was no pain at all.
Do not use Urine or Fresh water, This will cause any nematocysts (stinging cells) that haven't already discharged to sting. Use Vinegar or Baking Soda and If you haven't got either use seawater. But you should always go sea the life guard on duty first.