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Jellyfish stings can cause red, painful, burning symptoms, which may spread to the hands and face of the casualty if contacted. To help inactivate the venom:
- Rinse the area with vinegar as soon as possible. If vinegar is not available, a baking soda paste can be used.
For the treatment of pain and to alleviate further penetration, the area of contact should be immersed in HOT water (up to 113 degree Fahrenheit) for at least 20 minutes or until pain subsides.