Don't Pee On Jellyfish Stings

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.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    Jellyfish are a type of plankton made almost entirely out of water. (0:27)

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    Jellyfish have been around for 650 million years. (0:40)

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    A recent study found the idea of urinating on a jellyfish sting to relieve pain is actually a myth. (1:22)

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