Jellyfish app To Aid Marbella Bathers

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Let the App tell you the whereabouts of these wobbly blighters to make your daily swim a non stinging event!

Yes, you read that right, you can now download an app to let you know the whereabouts of these wobbly blighters, making your daily swim a non-stinging event.

With the traditional hoards of Medusas making the Marbella beaches less tempting than normal, the new app will enable the user to track these nasty little fellows and lessen the need for minor medical attention.

  • Rinse the area with vinegar for at least 30 seconds.
  • Remove tentacles with a pair of tweezers.
  • After you remove the tentacles, soak the affected area in hot water (104-113 F or 40-45 C) for at least 20 minutes.
  • If you don’t have a thermometer, make sure the water is hot but not scalding.
  • A hot shower is OK if that’s easier than soaking.
  • Stay in the water for 20 to 45 minutes.
You’ve probably heard that you’re supposed to urinate on a jellyfish sting, or perhaps pour alcohol on the affected area before scraping the stingers away. But a recent study suggests most of those home remedies, including the golden shower, don’t work and some of them can actually make things much worse for the victim!!

The study, which was recently published in the journal Toxins, took a thorough look at those tips and tested their validity. For starters, don’t pee on yourself or your friends if there’s a stinging incident. Urine does contain urea, which helps with tentacle removal, but your pee is too diluted for it to work. Plus, the salt in the urine might trigger more nematocysts to fire into the skin. Not good. All peeing on someone is going to do is embarrass everyone involved.

So our advice would be...