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Lifeguards Count on Vinegar Against Jellyfish Stings

Q. Life guards at Daytona Beach use a remedy for man-o-war stings that you should know about. Spray on white vinegar, scrape the stings with the edge of a credit card to get the barbs out, then run hot water over the area. That’s the 1-2-3 treatment.
A. Thanks for sharing this approach. Although urine on a sting is a common home remedy for jellyfish stings, it does not work. Vinegar and/or hot water are preferred.


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on 8/29/16

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Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies..
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