Why Do Jellyfish Sting

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While you are swimming in the ocean, you feel like something touches your body. In few minutes, you feel very itchy and a burning sensation. You realize that you are had been stung by a jellyfish. Not all jellyfish sting. Some of them are not dangerous to humans. Different jellyfish carry different venom, the symptoms and treatment of the sting differs from one to the other. People should know how do these beautiful gelatinous creatures pack such a painful punch, how to treat if they sting and how to prevent them.
Where does the pain come from? Most of sea anemones have a tentacle such as hydra, octopus and jellyfish. Tentacle is the organ like arms and legs to help animals grabbing prey and movement. Jellyfish have special cells along their tentacles called cnidocytes. Within these cells are harpoon like structures full of venom, called nematocysts. When tentacles touches human skin, the lid of the cell pops open and sea water rushes in these forces a microscopic barbed harpoon to shoot out pierce and injected venom into your skin.The porins protein in venom make the pain, redness and blistering begin. Angel Yanagihara, a research professor studying box jellyfish
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It is very easy to prevent yourself from jellyfish If you know risk factors. Conditions that expand your risk of getting stung by jellyfish include swimming on a downwind shore, swimming at times when jellyfish appear in large numbers or a jellyfish bloom that occur in summer after the storm, swimming or diving in jellyfish areas without protective clothing, playing or walking along where jellyfish are washed up on the beach and swimming in a place known to have many jellyfish. There will no creatures ruin your day at the beach if you avoid areas populated by jellyfish, watch the purple flags, wear a wet suit, use protective lotions and do not touch jellyfish that have washed ashore. Even though the jellyfish is dead, its poison cells can still cause a

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