A five-year-old girl stung by a jellyfish on the beach at Brackett's Landing South in Edmonds is doing just fine—with the help of vinegar and warm water.
According to Leslie Hynes of Snohomish County Fire District 1, the incident occurred just after 2 p.m. when firefighters were called to treat the young girl, who was stung on the leg by a jellyfish while playing at the beach.
When they arrived, the girl was being tended to by a beach ranger who treated the sting with vinegar and warm water. The firefighters treated the sting with more vinegar and water, said Hynes.
, said Sally Lider, environmental education coordinator for Edmonds' Edmonds Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services. They are largest jellyfish in the world.
"They are common near the beach this time of year, and dead ones frequently wash up on shore in July and August," Lider said.
"People just need to avoid contact with them whether they are dead or alive, because a jellyfish can sting even when dead. If someone gets stung and they’re concerned about the reaction they are having, they should check with their doctor."
See this link: The Edmonds Discovery Program has identified most of the sea anemones and various crustaceans, chitons, sea slugs, snails, crab, clams, mussels, sponges and other sea life that we share our beaches with.
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