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My latest for +Scientific American, on novel treatments for jellyfish stings from University of Hawaii researcher Angel Yanagihara
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Great story! I've been stung before and it was not pleasant ...
 
My mom used the vinegar treatment on myself & siblings, this was nearly 40 yrs ago. She would liberally pour it over the affected area - easy to find as it was always reddish. Me being a kid I figured the jellyfish just hated the smell. Moms are so awesome!
Question - so when stung the jellyfish cnidocytes stay stuck to skin?  And the vinegar keeps these cells from releasing the venom but they're still there afterwards? Eeewww...
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