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Kimberley McClean

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  1. Portugese man of war jelly fish are the common blue-bottle often found on beaches in non-tropical waters throughout Australia. The sting is painful but the discomfort usually only lasts about an hour. The sting does not usually cause serious symptoms or death. Treatment of a blue bottle sting is to carefully remove the tenatacles, then to apply, or soak the affected region in, hot water (as hot as the victim can tolerate comfortably - Eg. 45 degrees C) for about 20 minutes. The biggest problem in Koh Samui is the occassional incidence of box jellyfish and the tiny irakungi jellyfish, which can both cause death. These jellyfish usually visit in the months of July-October. Treatment should be to immediately irrigate the stung area with a LOT of vinegar, and rush the victim to hospital.