View single post by merrilld
 Posted: Sun Apr 9th, 2006 03:01 am
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I think the jelly fish sting depends on the person.   One individual I dive with is allergic to bee stings as well as jellyfish stings.  He has to have his epinephrine available with him for the just in case.

Jellyfish stings use to be pretty minor with me.  However, last August I had a jellyfish sting on my knee and the pain traveled all the way up to my groin.  I thought I was going to die.  Never before had jellyfish affected me as much as the last time.  I took a double dose of Benadryl which helped.  And I used a half bottle of vinegar on the sting.  I think each time I get stung, the affect on me gets worse.

My observation is that there are more jellyfish when the water is hot, ie July and August.  I don’t recall seeing any jellyfish in the winter months.  So wear protection accordingly.