MENU

      Home remedies don't help jelly fish stings

      When it comes to home remedies, there is a lot out there. {}It is{}hard to say what is really effective and what is not. {}Now, there's a new study that is shedding some light on what to do, and what not to do, if you are ever stung by a jellyfish. {}A paper published in the Annals of Emergency medicine says putting vinegar, alcohol, meat tenderizer or even urine on the sting may not be the way to go.{}

      So what does work? {}The study says your best bet is to put hot water or lidocaine on the wound. Lidocaine{}is a local anesthetic. {}If you don't have any of that on hand, researchers say saltwater will also do the trick. {}That should be easily accessible if you were stung at the beach.

      component-story-more_media_horiz-v1-01
      FOLLOW US ON TWITTER