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  • seattle

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    CatBa or others; What are the names of the 2 different jellyfish we saw off of Phu Quoc this last april? There were purple ones and some red jellyfish. My wife was stung by a red one and it really hurt. What can be done for a person to stop the stinging when you are out on a boat and this happens? Can the red jellyfish be fatal? Thanks

    #1 Posted: 26/5/2008 - 13:04

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  • SBE

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    Cures for jellyfish stings include vinegar and peeing on the sting (no I'm not kidding!) Vinegar works better though. ;-) Also have seen honey applied and that seemed to work very well too. It's something to do with altering the pH and preventing the nematocysts from releasing the venom. Never wash the stung area with fresh water as it makes the symptoms worse.

    #2 Posted: 26/5/2008 - 17:04

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