Summer is the ideal time for families to take their children on a vacation after a challenging period of studying, and the beach is an irresistible choice. However, various injuries and allergies can occur, such as jellyfish stings.

During this time, many cases of severe injuries caused by jellyfish stings have been reported at beaches, and the number of serious cases requiring hospitalization is increasing.

Jellyfish – Symptoms after being stung

It is worth noting that victims often do not realize they have come into contact with a jellyfish while swimming in the sea until the condition worsens due to the venomous sting. If not treated promptly, the injuries can lead to bloodstream infections, posing a life-threatening risk.

Jellyfish toxin causes a strong skin reaction, and when exposed to this toxin, the body experiences intense itching and a burning sensation at the site of contact.

Clean the wound directly with warm water or vinegar. Never use ammonia to clean jellyfish stings as it can increase the release of toxins and cause more pain. Then, apply a bandage to the wound and avoid rubbing or scratching the affected area.

This April, SSVN has very meaningful events to help you and your family be equipped with first aid skills:

First aid training for children

Age: 6-11 years old

Time: 9:00a.m. – 11:30a.m. April 9, 2023

Registration link:

Location: 184/1A Le Van Sy Street, Ward 10, Phu Nhuan District, HCMC

First aid training for adults

Age: 12+ years old

Time: 8:30a.m. – 5:30 p.m. April 23, 2023

Registration link: