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Jellyfish or Stingray Bites

The following are common injuries and problems encountered in Florida. Most of these are more common during the hot summer months, but can be encountered at any time during the year. We provide these helpful prevention and treatments tips and as a service to visitors to and residents of Florida.


Prevention:
Shuffle; don’t take steps when walking in shallow or jellyfish infested waters at the beach. Breeding season is usually in/around August locally. Wearing water shoes is most helpful.

Treatment:
Apply white vinegar soaks for 20 minutes alternating with warm water soaks. Continue for several hours. Elevate affected limb. Take mild analgesics for pain. If severe or pain persists, call M.D.