Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > Health-in-Motion 08 June 2016 How to treat a jellyfish sting How best to treat a jellyfish sting has been a long-standing debate among surfers and beachgoers everywhere. Is it better to apply heat, or should you cool down the wound instead? Now Hawaiian researchers have settled the debate once and for all. They offer overwhelming evidence that all kinds of jellyfish stings are most effectively dealt with by applying heat, for example by treatment with hot packs or immersion in hot water. The reason? Jellyfish venom is deactivated at temperatures between 40 and 50 degrees Celsius. 0 More: Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle 7 shocking things your first period can tell you about your health Lifestyle Should you squat on a public toilet to avoid germs? Fitness 5 new rules of super strength Fitness The 10 best yoga poses for men Medical 7 celebs with rare diseases Lifestyle ‘I slept on a yoga mat for 7 days – here’s what happened to my body’ From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Live healthier Effects on your brain? » 5 ways to get more seafood into your diet Mercury in fish may raise ALS risk Is it bad for your brain if you literally never eat fish? Calling all grown-ass picky eaters! Eeewwww! » ‘Why is my cough worse at night?’ SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body Can you get sick if someone coughs on you? The fine saliva mist emitted by a cough remains suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.