Use Vinegar for Jellyfish Stings

September 14, 2011

Use Vinegar for Jellyfish Stings

The Huffington Post.com notes that vinegar is the best remedy for a jellyfish sting, noting that lifeguard stations at Australian beaches all have vinegar in case of jellyfish stings.  The article also notes that vinegar, alcohol and seawater are the top three things to help relieve jellyfish stings because these products contain acidic chemicals that can neutralize the stinging sensation by deactivating the stinging cells in the venom, called nematocysts.  To read this article, use this this link.