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.
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The [eth]Uastella and Mackenzie beaches in Larnaca are free from jellyfish, Larnaca Municipality announced on Friday following the small number of jellyfish stings reported in recent days.
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising members of the public to take precautions when in Potter Pond in South Kingstown after five people were treated in the emergency department over the past three days for jellyfish stings.
I think (hope) we're all prepared to handle children's needs, making sure they are protected from heatstroke, sunburn, dehydration, jellyfish stings and injuries from walking barefoot on the beach.
The 32-year-old, from Grantham, has also gone through 442 bananas, two kilograms of Vaseline and had 54 jellyfish stings.
Lewis, 48, battled storms, pain and jellyfish stings and, when he finally made it to Dover, had to deal with that slimy wet fish Michael Gove.
She proposed that first aid stations, equipped with vinegar, be set up along beaches for immediate treatment of jellyfish stings.
He has also battled against extreme chaffing in his wetsuit and jellyfish stings.
Jellyfish stings are relatively common problems for people swimming, wading or diving in seawaters.
Last year, lifeguards in Wales responded to 1,075 incidents and rescued or assisted 1,219 people including people swimming and surfers caught in rip currents, bathers with jellyfish stings, children lost from their parents and beachgoers requiring casualty care.
Illness is no fun on holiday Stomach bugs, cuts and insect bites were among the most common ailments children had encountered while travelling, while some parents also reported their children suffering the likes of allergic reactions, concussion and jellyfish stings.
Some also reported their children suffering from allergic reactions, concussion and jellyfish stings.