Jellyfish sting

The jellyfish which live in our seas, unlike some tropical species, do not kill. In the case of jellyfish sting you should try not to put into circulation the toxic substance injected: do not scratch the area where there is the irritation, do not wash with fresh water or apply cold water or ice packs, do not make vinegar or ammonia or alcohol pack, do not remove the fragments of the tentacles of jellyfish with tweezers, better to use your hands.

To reduce the pain wash the affected area with sea water and disinfect it with baking soda, the best remedy is the application of Gel Astringent made with aluminum chloride, it has an immediate antipruritic action and blocks the spread of toxins; in extreme cases, use cortisone ointment and if necessary, contact the clinic to the beach or to the point of first aid.