Dr. Melissa Stoppler, Editor of MedicineNet.com discusses jellyfish stings, what you should know before entering the water.
The following is a partial transcript taken from this audio broadcast:
"Dr. Stoppler, are jellyfish stings harmful? Most jellyfish stings are harmless, but there are a few exceptions. Are there different kinds of jellyfish? Yes, the animals we refer to as jellyfish actually belong to several different classes of invertebrates. The true jellyfish belongs to the class known as Scyphozoans and these are the most common jellyfish. Stings from these animals usually result only in injury to the part of the skin where contact with the tentacles occurred..."
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