Sometimes beaches that are popular swimming spots get invaded by jellyfish in the summer. The stings can be quite painful. To deal with jellyfish stings:
- Remove any remaining tentacles using a tea-towel or gloves (take care, you can still get stung by these).
- Wash with salt water.
- Use hot and cold compresses alternately by putting with ice cubes in a plastic bag (or a bag of frozen peas) for the cold and a wet hand towel or wash cloth warmed in the microwave for up to 2 minutes for the hot (take care when removing it from the microwave as it can become very hot)
- Apply papaya cream or baking soda.
- If symptoms persist contact, your doctor.
You can use this treatment for your dog as well if necessary.
An alternate to the hot compress is a wheat bag that you can make (try this method ) or buy (http://www.wheatbags.co.nz/Cotton-Wheatbags or http://www.wheatbags-by-silver-pear.co.nz/two-pocket-wheat-bag.html)