Updated 22 January 2016

When a jellyfish stings

Heading to the sea this summer? Be prepared for jellyfish stings by packing any of these in your beach bag: Alcohol (wine or spirits), vinegar, ammonia or meat tenderiser. The latter contains an enzyme that deactivates venom protein and can help prevent the rupture of stinging cells. Dissolve it in a little saltwater and pat it on.


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