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All-in-one StingOUT Kit Takes the Pain Out of Jellyfish Stings

June 29, 2011

HONOLULU, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — For many, summertime means day trips and vacations to the beach. It also means those vacationers are at risk of jellyfish stings. Over Memorial Day Weekend in Central Florida alone, hundreds of ocean-goers were victims of painful jellyfish stings.

StingOUT(TM) is a new product designed to soothe the extremely painful sting of the box jellyfish, considered the most venomous marine creature, and the Portuguese man-of-war, which has been found in waters from Texas and Florida to the Northeastern United States. StingOUT is an all-natural, patent-pending gel formula.

Each StingOUT kit includes a packet of the gel and plastic gloves. The gloves are extremely important, explains Kerry Holyoak of Smarticle Industries, which manufactures the product. When treating a jellyfish sting, one should never come into contact with the sting-producing jellyfish tentacles, she says. One should never rub the affected area, either, she adds, noting that this could spread the toxins produced by the tentacles.

What’s unique about the StingOUT kit is that the packet itself is designed to be used as a scraper to help remove the irritating tentacles of box jellyfish. Each kit includes printed instructions on how to use the contents.

Many remedies have been touted for relieving jellyfish stings, such as applying ice, fresh water, vinegar or even urinating on the affected area. StingOUT, however, removes the guesswork and treats jellyfish stings by changing the temperature of the affected area, which in turn alters the pain-causing acidity of the toxin.

If you’re at the beach, says Holyoak, the best way to do this is by rinsing the affected area with hot sea water. As soon as you arrive at the beach, she says, fill a StingOUT Solar Rinse Bottle with sea water and place it in direct sunlight. Heated sea water will help neutralize the poison from jellyfish venom.

“Anyone who has ever been stung by a jellyfish knows how excruciatingly painful it is,” says Holyoak. “A jellyfish sting can ruin an entire day – or even an entire vacation. We’ve developed StingOUT to help people enjoy their time at the beach.”

StingOUT will begin to feel cool on the skin and soothe the sting immediately. The gel will not wash away once the injured person goes back in the water. Jellyfish venom can continue to cause pain and discomfort for up to 10 days, and StingOUT can be used on a daily basis as needed for follow-up.

The kits sell for $12.95 each, plus shipping and handling. For order information, visit http://www.jellyfishstingout.com, call (808) 542-7420 or email the company at sales@jellyfishstingout.com.

Contact:

Kerry Holyoak
Smarticle Industries
(620) 636-0495
kih@smarticleindustries.com

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SOURCE Smarticle Industries


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