Lion’s Mane Jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) is the largest jellyfish in the world, this species can found at observed below 42°N latitude for some time in the famous bays of the east coast of the United States. But some time they appear in southern Pacific, Indonesia, Papua Nugini, Australian, New-Zeeland and sub-Antarctic waters.
The sting from a Lion’s Mane Jellyfish, the worst can cause death in humans, but depending on the number of stings. In general, the sting of Lion’s Mane Jellyfish can cause several symptoms like this when someone stung:
-Infection of the outer skin and some organs of the body that have been exposed to venom jellyfish, there is usually a kind of special antibiotics to treat it.
-Shortness of breath and lack of oxygen (read: causes chest tightness)
-The pain and the excruciating pain on the skin for days – days
-The pain on the body and other organs, where the venom has spread into other organs or members.
How to Treat The Lion’s Mane Jellyfish Stings ?
Many of peoples concluded about Vinegar and Urine. Vinegar works and maybe people should take a bottle of vinegar with. Human urine works on jellyfish stings… Sounds discusting but it does work! But Vinegar and urine will potentially increase the toxicity of the sting.
In Indonesia hasn’t been reported about the discovery of this species, but in january 2017 reported if Lion’s Mane Jellyfish was attacked a six year old kid, he got stung by a (presumed) lion’s mane jellyfish at Rabbit Island ( New-Zeeland ). He has welts all over the backs of his legs, bottom and on his back. That caused a significant red rash, hives, severe itching and immense pain immediately and abdominal pain with nausea and vomiting. He got stung in waist deep water whilst the tide was coming in. One day latter He is doing so much better. Sting sites are looking less red and itchy and the vomiting has stopped. All over in about a day and a half. But what a time he had of it poor lad. One day latter He is doing so much better. Sting sites are looking less red and itchy and the vomiting has stopped. All over in about a day and a half. But what a time he had of it poor lad.
From information What we get, he is been treatment bassed medical information that his parents get, They said such :
-Apply wet sand or a towel soaked in sea water. If tentacles are still sticking to your skin, don’t try to pull them off.
-If you are able to warm up some sea water, pour this over the area (even urine is better than nothing!). If you can get vinegar, pour this over the stung area (but do not use vinegar for blue bottle stings).
-Do not apply fresh water as this will activate the stingers.
-Wait five minutes and then wipe the tentacles off with a dry towel. Be careful not to get stingers on your hands – wear gloves if you have some.
-For all stings except blue bottles, apply cool compresses to the affected skin.
-For blue bottle stings, immerse the stung area in warm water (45°C) for 20 minutes.
-Elevate the affected area for 24 hours.
-If necessary, take pain relief.
-Antihistamines such as Telfast, Claratyne and Phenergan may relieve itching and swelling. A cream with hydrocortisone will reduce inflammation.
How to prevent the Jellyfish stings ?
The sting of Lion’s Mane Jellyfish is one of the dangers that threaten humans. To avoid jellyfish stings, there are several things to consider:
-When you was a dive, stay away from a group of jellyfish to prevent a possible stung.
-If forced to be among a crowd of jellyfish, never try – try to touch the tentacles.
-Always use scuba gear standardized and secure, to prevent the jellyfish sting.
-Never swim or play without safety equipment in areas known to choose a lot of the population of jellyfish.
Just use caution out there and read up on self care of Lion’s Mane Jellyfish stings.