A sting of a jellyfish in Spain can ruine your holiday in Spain at one of the beautiful Costa’s.
We like to go to Spain. The sunny beaches and the nearly ever blue Mediterranean sea.
But there are also jelly fishes in the Mediterranean Sea. A sting of a jelly fish can happen to any one.
So what should you do if you get stung when you are enjoying a nice swim ?
To start, there are different sort of jellyfish. Others look like a jellyfish but are total different. For instance the man of wars.
So each stings of a different jelly fish needs a different treatment.
Here’s is our practical advice.
First a few general steps you can do. We have been stung also by this nasty beast.
Most stings of jellyfish will cause little more than pain.
But if you are in any doubt call for a medical help.
A sting of a jellyfish
If you see a jellyfish in the water, get out of the water.
Is the beast on the beach walk around. Because their tentacles can still sting you.
If you are stung. Also get out af the water.
If you see tentacles on your body or legs and arms. Pick them off with your beach towel.
But do not rub the area. It will make it worse.
Vinegar from the beach bar
Apply kitchen vinegar. The vinegar can stop the cells on the skin from discharging.
If you are not near a bar or restaurant and there is no vinegar available. Than rinse the area in salt water .
A sting of a jellyfish in Spain :Do not
Do not clean the jellyfish sting with urine or fresh water.
Also do not rub the area with sand.
Ask help at the bar. Ask them for ice. And put a bag of ice wrapped in a cloth on the area to relieve the pain.
A sting of a jellyfish in Spain :Important
Even very important!!
If you have any difficulty of dizziness, breathing, or a allergic reaction call immediately for medical help. There is a good healthcare for British people .