Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Jellyfish Stings Outlook

What to expect with jellyfish stings:

  • Death from jellyfish stings is very rare: there have been only 3 reported deaths from jellyfish stings in the US since 1989.
  • Although jellyfish stings can be very painful, symptoms usually resolve over 7-10 days.
  • Itching around the site may occur for 4 weeks after the sting.
  • Rarely, the skin may remain darker or lighter in the region of the sting.

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Jellyfish Stings References
  1. Nimorakiotakis B, Winkel KD. Marine envenomations. Part 1--Jellyfish. Aust Fam Physician. 2003 Dec;32(12):969-74. [14708142]
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