Painful Clinging Jellyfish Reported at Tices Shoal
If you're like me and you like to go into the water at Tices Shoal...Be careful!
The Clinging Jellyfish was discovered in the Barnegat Bay this weekend. Approximately forty of them were spotted and two people were hospitalized due to its painful sting.
Originally this type of Jellyfish was only found in rivers and waterways with plenty of vegetation, but unfortunately, they have moved into open waters.
If you should happen to get stung by one:
- Apply white vinegar to the affected area to immobilize any remaining stinging cells.
- Rinse the area with salt water and remove any remaining tentacle materials using gloves or a thick towel.
- A hot compress or cold pack can then be applied to alleviate pain.
- If symptoms persist or pain increases instead of subsiding, seek prompt medical attention.
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