Jellyfish stings

by Dr. Yiannis Neofytou

Jellyfish stings
Jellyfish stings vary greatly in severity. Most often they cause pain and local irritation to the skin. Sometimes they can lead to a systemic reaction in the body. Jellyfish stings are rarely life-threatening. In the majority of cases, they do not require hospitalization.
What are the symptoms of jellyfish stings?
Common signs and symptoms of jellyfish stings include the following:
Local symptoms such as: burning, stinging and local pain at the site of the bite.
Red, brown or purple marks on the skin as an “imprint” of the contact of the tentacles with the skin.
Local people. The itching can last a week.
Swelling locally.
Cramping pain radiating down the leg or arm

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