First aid treatment of jellyfish stings in Australia Response to a newly differentiated species

@article{Fenner1993FirstAT,
  title={First aid treatment of jellyfish stings in Australia Response to a newly differentiated species},
  author={P. Fenner and J. Williamson and J. Burnett and J. Rifkin},
  journal={Medical Journal of Australia},
  year={1993},
  volume={158}
}
  • P. Fenner, J. Williamson, +1 author J. Rifkin
  • Published 1993
  • Medicine
  • Medical Journal of Australia
  • Vinegar has been shown to inhibit nematocyst discharge in Chironex fleckeri, the deadly north Australian box‐Jellyfish, and application of vinegar has become accepted first aid, not only for box‐jellyfish stings, but also for stings by other Australian jellyfish. However, in a newly differentiated species of Physalia in Australian waters, which causes severe envenomation, vinegar was found to cause discharge in up to 30% of nematocysts. In treating these stings, the use of vinegar is not… CONTINUE READING
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