BOX JEL­LY­FISH

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

The ’tra­di­tional’ ma­rine stinger chi­ronex fleck­erii causes in­tense pain im­me­di­ately upon con­tact “like be­ing whipped with a live elec­tric cable”, and of­ten re­sult in long-term scar­ring. In­creas­ingly dan­ger­ous as the wet sea­son pro­gresses. Pour­ing vine­gar onto the af­fected limb will neu­tralise the sting­ing cells which have not yet fired, but will not re­duce the pain. Treat­ment by a med­i­cal pro­fes­sional is highly rec­om­mended.

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