Stung by a jellyfish? Heat it.

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Did you know that jellyfish kill more people every year than sharks? Jellyfish stings are a problem and with blooms popping up more frequently, researching treatments has become more and more important for public safety.

So how do you treat a jellyfish sting? Hopefully by now we all know that Friends was wrong. The ammonia in urine won’t make your jellyfish sting feel better. Don’t do it! New research from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa shows that hot packs and hot-water immersion after treatment is the way to go.


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