Don't Pee On Jellyfish Stings

Jellyfish venom contains porin, a protein that causes shooting pain, redness and blisters. The idea that urine will help soothe a jellyfish sting is a myth. A substance that is more acidic, like vinegar, would help the wound.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Jellyfish are a type of plankton made almost entirely out of water. 00:27

  2. Jellyfish have been around for 650 million years. 00:40

  3. A recent study found the idea of urinating on a jellyfish sting to relieve pain is actually a myth. 01:22

Written by Curiosity Staff December 11, 2014

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