Popular Jellyfish Sting Treatment Also Proven Effective on Stings From Portuguese Man-of-War
In May of 2009 Dr.
Several experiments were conducted to determine which products would stop the discharging of nematocysts released from Portuguese man-of-war. Nematocysts are hollow pointed or corkscrew-shaped barbs, which are released when tentacles come into contact with human flesh, causing a painful stinging sensation. After much testing under a microscope, the scientific data proved that applying Jellyfish Squish(TM) on a Portuguese man-of-war paralyzes the unfired nematocysts, preventing them from continuing to fire their toxins. Vinegar, ammonia and other products tested did not paralyze the nematocysts and actually caused the remaining
nematocysts to fire.
Jellyfish Squish founder
According to Dr.
Since it came on the market in 2008, Jellyfish Squish(TM) has quickly gained numerous satisfied customers. The product is endorsed by the American Lifeguard Association, and was recently featured on an episode of The Doctors, a nationally syndicated talk show airing daily in
“Jellyfish Squish(TM) is a product the American Lifeguard Association is proud to give our stamp of approval,” said Fisher. “Its main ingredient, lidocaine, is truly effective in its treatment of jellyfish stings. I believe that Jellyfish Squish(TM) is one of the things no one should be without on the beach.”
Along with founder, J.C. “Chip” Grayson, Jellyfish Squish(TM) was developed with the help of two marine scientists from the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. Hundreds of clinical sting tests were performed on jellyfish sting victims on
Jellyfish Squish(TM) is produced by Coastal Solutions, Inc. in
SOURCE Coastal Solutions, Inc.