jellyfish stings

jellyfish stings

Injection of highly irritating substances from the stinging capsules (nematocysts) of jellyfish. Most jellyfish stings are almost harmless but certain species, such as the box jellyfish Chironex fleckeri of the Pacific and Indian oceans, can cause severe reactions and even paralysis of breathing. An antivenom is available.

jellyfish stings

acute inflammatory skin reaction, often of legs, from injected jellyfish venom during sea bathing; affected skin areas may show hyperpigmentation
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A genial cheeky-chappie sort of Englishman, he kept everyone in order, dealt with all the tackle and still had time to regale us with stories of shark bites, jellyfish stings and less savoury encounters.
There are documented box jellyfish stings in the country, with cases reported in the Lingayen Gulf in Pangasinan province, Yanagihara told disaster response officials from coastal towns and cities on Tuesday.
While most jellyfish stings are mild and don't require treatment, people should avoid touching them.
Sting-Kill's concentrated anesthetic formula is nongreasy, nonstaining, is absorbed fast, and provides safe, effective and prompt relief of pain and itching from bee stings, insect bites and jellyfish stings.
Other common dangers faced by bathers are disorientation, jellyfish stings and getting swayed by the current.
Pharmacist and Trinity College student Clodagh Murray battled brutal weather and jellyfish stings to complete the gruelling trip in an impressive 10 hours and 51 minutes on August 14.
AN endurance swimmer was forced to abandon her attempt to swim around Anglesey in 24 hours after suffering severe jellyfish stings.
She set off from Gris-Nez in France and coated herself with lanolin to protect herself from the cold water and jellyfish stings.
She set off from Cap Gris Nez in France and coated herself with lanolin to protect herself from the cold water and jellyfish stings.
Bahrain: One of two divers who spent more than 20 hours lost at sea has described the harrowing ordeal in which they endured dehydration, jellyfish stings and intent heat.
Risk of hypothermia, jellyfish stings and fighting with the currents are all factors Conceicao will have to deal with during the challenge.
But if trips out and holidays away can be great fun, they are also a source of great stress for mums and dads determined to protect their children from sunburn, jellyfish stings and other summertime dangers.