This article is reproduced from [Peninsula Morning News];
A 6-year-old boy in Xiamen, Fujian Province
Following his father to the beach for swimming
Sudden shock-like pain
He climbed ashore to find
erythema, papules< /p>
Severe pain, unable to stand
Father hurried to bring the child p>
Go to the dermatology department of Xiamen Children’s Hospital
Diagnosed as jellyfish dermatitis
boy Now basically healed
How did the boy get
Although the jellyfish has a simple body structure
known as the dream spirit in the sea
but hiddenLethal Weapon!
Xu Jinhua, the chief physician of the Department of Dermatology, Xiamen Children’s Hospital, said: “The jellyfish has four types of cnidocytes. When it stings, its tentacles can reach a distance of 1 meter, and the thorns can be firmly attached to the target. On the upper part of the dermis, the impact may penetrate the upper part of the dermis, and after the venom in the sac is injected into the skin, it will cause dermatitis.”
Xu Jinhua said
After being stung by a jellyfish
< p>3-5 minutes
localized itching, tingling, or burning sensation
soon Erythema, papules
or urticarial dermatitis
within 1-2 days
< p>Blisters or bullae will form
“If you are stung on a large area, you will feel tired, muscle pain, etc., and may also have difficulty breathing, chest tightness, thirst, etc. Symptoms, those who are sensitive to toxins may experience pulmonary edema, drop in blood pressure, and even death.”
Speaking of jellyfish
Many people must think of jellyfish
In fact, jellyfish is a kind of jellyfish
jellyfish seem harmless to humans and animals
but similar injuries happen every year
So, how to prevent it?
What should I do if I accidentally get bitten?
How to prevent jellyfish dermatitis when playing in the water at the beach in summer
Choose clean water areas and avoid isolated waters. To strengthen personal protection, do not grab or fish seafood directly by hand. When encountering jellyfish floating on the water surface, do not push it with your hands. Do not pick up or touch unidentified sea creatures on the beach.
Also, they prefer to go to the beach when it rains, so try not to swim in the sea after it rains.
If I get stung by accident
What should I do?
Once stung or stabbed, Scientific and effective treatment as soon as possible is critical. The tentacles or venom adhering to the skin can be wiped off with a towel or clothes, not directly by hand. It can be washed with sea water, not with fresh water, as fresh water can promote cnidaria to launch. If possible, it is best to rinse or spray the affected area with an alkaline solution, or apply 10% sodium bicarbonate solution locally. After taking these measures, seek medical attention promptly.
Also remember, Avoid eating jellyfish during a sting, as eating jellyfish will increase jellyfish toxins in the body. At the same time, avoid spicy food.
Source: Xiamen Evening News