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Does putting urine on a jellyfish sting really help?

You may have heard of this before, but it seems that it may just be an old wives’ tale. Washing the area of the sting with saltwater is recommended so as to deactivate any of the stinging cells from the jellyfish that may be present on your own skin. Fresh water may actually reactivate the cells that caused the sting, causing you further pain.



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