Why jellyfish sting
Jellyfish are very old establishment, they live on the earth for more than 650 million years. These amazing animals appeared before the dinosaurs and sharks. Some species of jellyfish can live in fresh water. Usually, except that these creatures sting hurt, people do not know about them.
On the edges of the body are located jellyfish tentacles with cells that contain the poison capsule, causing burns. Tiny "garpunchiki" paralyze small prey. Jellyfish were watching the fish and other inhabitants of the seas, people are also often the victims of the toxin. But not all of these animals are poisonous. "Burning" is dominated by jellyfish in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the United States. Basically the animals are active in the summer and autumn. Even a jellyfish, which has recently been thrown on shore is dangerous, while its tentacles wet. There are a few species of jellyfish that are capable of their venom to kill a person, such as the sea wasp, which lives in the coastal waters of Australia. Each year the animal collects his gloomy "harvest" - from her touch killed about 60 people. Its toxin dangerous cobra venom. If you are stung by a common stinging jellyfish, to delete anything it away and rinse the injured surface seawater. It is advisable to clean the affected area with vinegar food, it neutralizes the effect of the sting, which remained under the skin, it will not be able to allocate more poison. Then it is necessary to lubricate the damaged area shaving cream when the vehicle is dry, "garpunchiki" jellyfish remain in it. Scrape the cream. After these steps, the pain should subside within an hour. If this does not happen, contact your doctor. In addition to pain in the "bitten" areas not threatened human health. Worse, if the allergic reaction develops. It may be anaphylactic shock, and this is very dangerous without medical assistance will be impossible to do. To avoid unpleasant encounters with poisonous jellyfish, carefully look around. Ask the locals, or "old" Holiday of safe places for swimming. Scientists investigate the burning jellyfish, looking for an antidote to the deadly touch of the sea wasp. But to date no such drugs, however, being on vacation, be extremely careful.