Home > Medical > First aid > Bites and stings 29 June 2005 Jellyfish and bluebottle stings Stung by a jellyfish or bluebottle? Here's what you should do. 0 Assess Am I at risk of a stroke? » Join Parenting Forum » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Would you survive disaster? » How to save a choking child Vinnie Jones' hard and fast hands-only CPR Stung by a jellyfish or bluebottle? Here's what you should do. Immediately rinse the affected area of skin with sea water before attempting to remove the tentacles. Do not rinse with fresh water or rub the area. Cover your hands and gently remove any tentacles. Rinse the area with vinegar or apply baking soda paste or a meat tenderizer-water combination paste. Pain can be treated with topical anaesthetic creams or calamine lotion. Also try immersing the affected part in water as hot as can be tolerated with a pinch of salt for 30 minutes. More in Medical Snakebite: what to do More: First aidBites and stings SPONSORED: We want your Facebook like Join our Facebook community and help us reach 100 000 likes fast! advertisement Get a quote Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Diet and nutrition Large retailers caught tampering with food labels News Crazy pictures of China's "Giraffe Boy" Medical Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS all the rage in SA Fitness Athletes should give concussion time to heal Mental health Electrical pulses through scalp boost memory Parenting Parents' arguments may affect bond with kids From our sponsors Like us on facebook! Why take out life insurance from OUTsaurance Keep your pet's teeth in tip top condition Occlusal disease - a modern day dental problem Live healthier Knee pain relief » Knee injuries Test your knee pain knowledge Symptoms of knee pain Do you suffer from knee pain? Do you suffer from recurrent knee pain? It could be osteoarthritis... Vitamin wise » Vitamins for HIV What to eat for vitamin B? Cut down on vitamins Get your vitamins right Find out which vitamin to use for which condition. Ask our Vitamin expert.