View Single Post
Old 08-30-2011, 05:43 PM
  #9  
kaptharv
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 741
Default jellyfish stings

Originally Posted by Eyeball View Post
Vinegar is probably the most popular. Anything mildly acidic, e.g. piss (uric acid) will work. Whatever you use DO NOT APPLY FRESH WATER. That prompts the unfired nematocysts (stingers) to fire, e.g. sting you.
Very good advice.

I use amonia. Straight amonia. Provides instant relief. The stuff I got, the fumes from it was used to develop blueprints.I cut it 1:4 with water. However, some of the heavy duty cleaners have 10% in them.
A paramedic who worked over at the coast said to use windex or any window cleaner with amonia in it.

All that said, I like the eye candy in the clip better.
I may be old but I ain't dead
kaptharv is offline