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Portuguese Man of War ice/ hot water cure

Reference #: 1,147
Submit Date: 31 Aug 2007
Browse Category: portuguese man of war
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Treatment used: water, ice, amonia
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Country of Remedy: USA
Remedy Source: folklore
More Links about this Remedy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_Man_of_War
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Remedy Description

Ammonia or urine works great..

Never try to pick the tenticles off with your fingers. when you do

that the tenticles break off in pieces and get stuck to your



Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_Man_of_War


The sting from the tentacles is potentially dangerous to humans; these

stings have been responsible for several deaths, but usually only

cause excruciating pain. Detached tentacles and specimens washed up on

shore can sting just as painfully as the full creature in the water,

for weeks after detachment. The venom can travel up to the lymph nodes

and may cause, depending on the amount of venom, more intense pain. In

extreme cases medical attention is necessary.

Hot Water

According to a study done by Dr. Geoffrey Isbister of Newcastle,

Australia's Mater Hospital in 2003 through 2005, the best treatment

for a sting is to apply hot water to the affected area. Hot water used

in the study was fixed at 45 degrees Celsius (113 Fahrenheit). The hot

water eases the pain of a sting by denaturing the toxins.


Applying ice to the area of the sting is also a fairly effective way

to suppress the pain. Ice works by making the toxins less active and

reduces the sensation and therefore pain of the area of skin around

the ice. Additionally, ice constricts blood vessels, reducing the

speed at which the venom travels to other parts of the body, including

the brain; heat has an opposite effect. It was originally thought that

applying ice was the best way of dealing with Man O' War stings before

the study was done. Lifesavers around the world still use ice to treat

the stings of this species

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