i immediately applied alcohol to the sting. You poor soul, just shows how bad they can be. Today is the day after being stung on the inner wrist by a very large red wasp. Post by plan b » Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:46 pm I got stung yesterday at little narra round my knee, didnt hurt to bad at the time. Ouch! Owwy, that looks painful!! Rinse with warm to comfortably hot water, or soak if that’s possible. If the person stung is a child, or has asthma or allergies it may be adviasable to visit a doctor as rare cases of severe breathing difficulties have occurred. Last summer my little Hollie got stung on her bottom – what a drama that was!! Rinse the stung area with seawater, it’s fine to pick tentacles off with the fingers. I haven’t had a bluebottle sting for ages but I was stung by sea lice last week and the stings are STILL itchy! Haha, I got stung two days ago on my back for the first time (there were those signs on the beach and bluebottles everywhere on the sand, stupid I know) and I completely panicked, swore (accidentally, with my dad right next to me) and flicked it off my back. The first thing that needs to be done is to reassure the person and make him feel comfortable as much as possible. Bee stings are a common outdoor nuisance. Or ice packs can be really helpful too. The itching caused by the bee sting differs in their duration. Thanks!!! But I just couldn’t resist the lure of an ocean swim. But I much prefer the name I learned as a child Portuguese man o’ war. Today the swelling has gone down but it is still painfull and I have a red area that extends six inches down from the sting site. My name? The welts may last for 1 to 2 weeks, and itchy skin rashes may appear 1 to 4 weeks after the sting. In such cases he may need hospital care. Wash the area with sea water and carefully pick the tentacles preferably by wearing gloves if they are available. Discover Beautiful Bouddi National Park – With Kids, Western Sydney Parklands and a Western Sydney Giveaway, Speers Point Park and Playground at Lake Macquarie, Lionel Watts Playground and Skate Park in Frenchs Forest, Sydney Observatory and the night tour, a fantastic introduction to astronomy. These jellyfish aren’t found in Scotland but we grew up with dreadful images of them, and the sure knowledge that, if you were ever stung, you were a goner. These can cause intense pain and sores in the areas of skin which have been in contact with the jellyfish tentacles. Remove the stinger, if there is one, by gently scraping it out with something like the edge of a … The area where the creature has stung is apparent because of the red line made by the tentacles. But if you find yourself scratching a lot, oral Benadryl and calamine lotion should help. A sting on your face might not heal as quickly as one on your hand. Do you have any tips on how to make it less itchy??? Always use sea water or salt water. I’ll be doing that next year! It may be in the form of beaded line. If the pain continues even after the hot water treatment visit a doctor. Do not apply vinegar as it will trigger more release of toxin from the tentacles. Do not clean the area with fresh water. Luckily for me, most bluebottle stings are not too serious, though they can be very painful. Stings by bluebottle jellyfish are the most common in Australia. Modern treatments for bluebottle stings around our Sydney beaches do not involve papaya, vinegar or urine. But some people will have a more severe allergic reaction. I was swimming in the beach and got stung across the stomach and got a massive mark and huge rash, the rash and the sting still haven’t gone away but the hot water got rid of the pain strait away. I did the surf lifesaving course a few years ago and they said the best treatment was to stand in the shower and put hot water on the sting as hot as you can tolerate and stay under the hot water for as long as possible. Extensive stings, allergic reactions, or severe reactions are not common but do occur. The tentacles got stuck in his boardies and now he has a massive sting in his back!!! They get strewn on the beach during the high tide. For the average person, getting stung by one will present no harmful danger, however, for the very young, elderly, people allergic to them or in extreme cases, … Fortunately, most jellyfish stings are not severe. The sting area should never be rinsed with fresh water because this may cause more pain. As soon as I felt the sudden pain across my back I flailed around in panic and was lashed all over by stings and ended up with blue tentacles stuck to me on my arms and legs and wrapped around my neck. At least we usually do have the warnings on the beach when they are around, seeing the washed up ones as well as the signs. ... and you’re keen to explore Sydney and far, far beyond, sign up for my email newsletter. But now my back and especially my fingers are really itchy! i immediately applied alcohol to the sting. This is a skin condition that results from a bacterial, fungal, or rarely, a viral infection of the hair follicle under the skin. A rash or other skin reaction can sometimes develop due to a delayed hypersensitivity reaction. yesterday a cluster of 12-15 small bumps appeared in the area of the sting. Bee Sting Swelling: Treatment, How to Treat Swollen Bee Sting, Home Remedies, How does Eating Breakfast Benefits to Health: Importance of Breakfast, Did You Get Scratch by Monkey? If any swelling occurs around stings to the face or throat, call an ambulance immediately. Most often they result in immediate pain and red, irritated marks on the skin. Luckily the hot water really does work, after I’d had a very hot shower for about 10 minutes most of the pain and other symptoms were gone. Some jellyfish stings may cause more whole-body (systemic) illness. Although stingrays generally aren’t dangerous, they will sting when disturbed or stepped on accidentally. He might prescribe some cortisone cream to reduce the inflammation. It’s typical for swelling to subside after two days or so, though you must take what’s been stung into account. In some cases this sensation increases and can cause intense symptoms for 2 to 3 days. Hello Sydney Kids is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.au. I was stung by a big one, or possibly several at once. That sting looks horrible. There are multiple conditions that can cause red itchy bumps. This is worth mentioning in the list of ways on how to cure jellyfish sting itching that you … Most bluebottle stings will be in long welts like mine, caused by the trailing long tentacles. rash possibly related to sweat bee sting? The pain usually decreases or stops after 1–2 hours and the sores may fade after a few days. Swelling, redness, and itching pain all sound like allergic symptoms, if they’re the only symptoms present around the sting, you won’t have to worry. If … A bluebottle sting usually causes an immediate and severe pain, which generally fades over about an hour. It is very itchy and feels warm. It may be in the form of beaded line. Even though the pain subsides after an hour, the bead like welts remains for 2 to 3 days. These days, after many summers of painful blue bottle stings, hot water is now deemed best to treat the pain. If all the first aid measures fail, and pain as well as other symptoms still persists, talk to your doctor for medical treatment. Blue bottle is one such small sea creature among the many. Hello, you could visit the chemist to ask for some cortisone cream. So I went up to the SLSC and rinsed my fingers with hot water for about 10 minutes which helped a LOT. It’s So painful isn’t it? thank you. The official name for these marine maniacs is physalia. When that happens we stick to the pools. In some cases blisters may develop on the stung area leaving behind permanent scars. It’s the most worst feeling, I ran to the life guards at wollongong city beach and that had nothing to treat my stings. A stingray sting can be quite painful and may lead to severe symptoms. Getting medical help. How To Treat Bluebottle Stings – Sydney’s Most Annoying Sea Creatures! Symptoms of a blue bottle sting, other than pain at the sight of the sting, include nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, but this is rare. 'M delighted you have been hit with a whip 's necessary to ease the pain cream to reduce inflammation. 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