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Aquatic Invertebrates

Jellyfish, Coral, Man-of-War, Anemones



Stinging cells eject a poison whip-like hair when touched. Rubbing the tentacles causes more nematocysts to sting.

Point of Injection

Red welts & pain.

Possible Symptoms

Shock, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, muscle spasms, chest or abdominal pain, chills.

Recommended Treatment Protocol

NEVER RUB. Rinse with sea water (NOT fresh water), vinegar or alcohol. Fix remaining tentacles with shaving cream, flour, talc. Scrape matter off with a dull knife.


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