Get Fast Relief From A Jellyfish Sting With Natural Remedies

Summer is here and we are all craving for a nice dive in the ocean. Yes, summer is perfect with its sun, sand and fun, until a jellyfish sneaks up on you. Now, you are bathing in the ocean, and the next minute you get stung by a hungry jellyfish.

The worst part is that you will still feel the stung even after the jellyfish tentacles have been ripped off your skin … and anyone who experienced such sting knows how badly it feels.

Most of the times you don’t need to see a doctor for a jellyfish sting, because the treatment for jellyfish sting includes first-aid care or applying natural remedies to relieve symptoms and to remove any visible tentacles.
So, follow the next steps to get rid of that jellyfish sting

Tools needed:

  • tweezers

1. Apply Vinegar

Use salty water to rinse the stung very well. Important: don’t rinse with fresh water because it will irritate the area real bad.

  • Rinse the affected area with vinegar for at least 30 seconds.
  • Carefully pluck out visible tentacles with a fine tweezers. Do not touch the tentacles directly!
  • Soak the skin in hot water that is between 110° and 113° F (43° to 45° C). Keep the affected skin immersed or in a hot shower for 20 to 45 minutes.

2. Hot Water Immersion

  • After the initial treatment, a hot water immersion is highly recommended.
  • The high temperature will help deactivate the venom and help decrease the burning sensation from the sting.
  • Heat a few cups of water to between 110° and 113° F (43° to 45° C).
  • Put some salt in the water and stir well.
  • Soak the affected area in the salt water for 10 minutes at a time.
  • Repeat as needed.

3. Apply a Cold Compress

  • After the initial treatment is done, you can use a cold compress to reduce pain and swelling.
  • The cold temperature has a numbing effect, which helps reduce the sensation of pain.
  • Wrap some ice cubes in a thin cloth. Apply this compress on the affected area for 10 minutes.
  • Take a break and repeat if needed to reduce pain.
  • Soaking the affected area in cool water may also help. Repeat as needed.

4. Baking Soda

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of salt with 3 tablespoons of baking soda.
  • Add 1 cup of sea water to the mixture to form a paste.
  • Apply this paste on the affected area.
  • Let it sit for 5 minutes, then rinse it off with sea water.
  • Repeat twice per day to get the best results.

5. Aloe Vera Gel

  • Extract the gel from a freshly rinsed aloe vera leaf.
  • Apply it on the affected area. Leave it on for a few hours, then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
  • Use this remedy 2 or 3 times daily.
  • You can even freeze aloe vera gel in an ice cube tray and use the frozen cubes as a cold compress.
  • Apply it on the site of the sting a few times a day.
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