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Jellyfish sting cure advice to Somerset beach-goers
7:00pm Sunday 11th August 2013 in News
BEACH-goers are being warned not to rely on urine if they get stung by a jellyfish this summer.
Sightings of moon, compass, blue and lion’s mane jellyfish have increased along the coastline following the recent hot weather.
Joe Mulligan, head of first aid at British Red Cross, said: “A sting from a jellyfish can be extremely painful, but trying to treat it with urine isn’t going to make your day any better.
“Urine just doesn’t have the right chemical make-up to solve the problem.”
Pouring seawater or vinegar over the sting will help to ease the pain, he added.
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