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Tourists warned! Watch out for potentially dangerous jellyfish on Samui/Phangan

 

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Tourists have been warned to watch out for potentially dangerous jellyfish after several were found on popular tourist beaches on Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. 

 

They are a variety that the Thais call "hua khuat" or bottle head jellyfish. Stings can be fatal. 

 

They have been located at Lamai, Had Rin and Na Thian beaches. 

 

Thai Channel 7 said that initial first aid should be to flood the affected area with vinegar for at least 30 seconds. 

 

Then seek medical attention urgently. 

 

Those stung should resist the urge to rub the affected area or apply other substances or liquids that might make the matter worse.  

 

Source: Channel 7

 

 

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36 minutes ago, webfact said:

Thai Channel 7 said that initial first aid should be to flood the affected area with vinegar for at least 30 seconds. 

 

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35 minutes ago, pikao said:

Have used that process many times while living in Australia. Most areas have competent life guards who take charge of any one stung. My worst case was 6 of these nasty guys on one leg, Stings can be fatal, MEH! Just painful for 24 hours. 

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1 hour ago, pikao said:

Australian website: 

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Washing the site of the sting with vinegar is NOT recommended for bluebottle stings.

Thais:

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Thai Channel 7 said that initial first aid should be to flood the affected area with vinegar for at least 30 seconds. 

 

I think I know which one I'd pick.

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Dangerous jellyfish, Coronavirus, road carnage, choking smog and scams - what a delightful holiday destination!!!

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So, you have risked the Thai roads to the resort, been given your free Plague mask and then get stung to death by a jellyfish

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On 1/27/2020 at 12:56 PM, pikao said:

> Immerse the victims site of the sting in tolerably hot water. > If hot water is not available apply ice packs, avoiding direct contact with the skin by wrapping the ice pack in a towel. > Do not apply vinegar. > Do not rub sand on the area.

 

The blue bottle jellyfish are one of the few if not the only ones where you should not apply vinegar to the affected area

  • Carefully remove any remaining tentacles by gently washing the area in sea water and carefully picking off any tentacles, taking care to avoid further stings, preferably by wearing gloves.
  • Washing the site of the sting with vinegar is NOT recommended for bluebottle stings.
  • Immerse the area where the bluebottle sting has occurred in hot water (45 degrees Celsius – no hotter than the rescuer can comfortably tolerate) for at least 20 minutes or, if this is not possible, direct a hot shower on the area for this length of time.
  • Use of hot water is more effective at reducing the pain of bluebottle stings than the previously advised use of ice packs and cold water. However, if hot water is not available a cold pack may help.
  • If after this treatment there is continuing pain, itchiness or blistering at the site of the sting, it would be best to visit a doctor who might prescribe a topical treatment such as a cortisone cream to reduce the inflammatory reaction.

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