Risk Of Jellyfish Stings On Rise & What To Do If Your Child Is Stung

Should you put vinegar on the sting? Or urine? Or alcohol? Or perhaps ice water? Experts at Health Direct set the record straight when it comes to first aid for all types of jellyfish stings.jellyfish sting

As potentially dangerous Irukandji jellyfish make their way down the coast to popular Queensland beaches and box jellyfish continue to be spotted along the shores in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, the risk of a jellyfish sting is even higher than ever before.

Bluebottle Jellyfish

Bluebottle stings are the most common jellyfish stings in Australia and these jellies frequent the beaches in New South Wales, Victoria and southern Queensland.

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Jenna Galley

Born and raised in Canada, Jenna traded in the cold mountain air for the laid back lifestyle of Australia nine years ago. She is now a mum to one son, one daughter, one dog and one cat, all of whom live with her and her partner in Cairns, QLD. When not writing about the ups and downs of parenting, she is usually outside doing some form of physical activity or indulging in a glass of antioxidant-infused fruit drink. Okay, it's wine.