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How to treat jellyfish sting and sand mites at the beach?

By July 6, 2008 - 3:50pm
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My family and I are planning a beach vacation, and it seems every year one of us is stung by a jellyfish or bitten by sand mites (is that even the right term?).

What should I pack as first aid treatment as a precaution?

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For jellyfish you need to buy SafeSea : lotion with sun blok and jellyfish repellent. i tried it in my vacation
reed about the lotion


July 20, 2008 - 5:34am

For jellyfish stings, count on carrying a large beach bag as there seem to be a number of different items you'll need. You'll want to pack vinegar (to soak or rinse a jellyfish sting) for about 15-20 minutes. You can also use sea water, 70 percent isopropyl alcohol, or Safe Sea Jellyfish After Sting® pain relief gel. Tweezers and a razor may be needed to remove the nematocysts along with shaving cream or baking soda. If stung in the eyes, rinse with a commerical saline solution like Artifical Tears. You may also want to take acetaminphen or ibuprofen for the pain. Ace bandages might not be a bad idea as well.

To learn about the steps required to use all of these products, click here ...http://firstaid.webmd.com/jellyfish_stings_treatment_firstaid.htm

Important note: If you are stung, you'll want to seek medical attention immediately.

To help with sand mites, try wearing sandals on the beach instead of going barefoot. Cortisone cream should help with these bites if you apply it several times a day.

Does that help?

July 6, 2008 - 5:02pm
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