The website meduzot.co.il notes that in the last days the concentration of jellyfish on the East coast of the Mediterranean sea decreased.
On 16-17 April, there were reports of jellyfish in the coastal waters near Haifa and tel Aviv. But the jellyfish was less than a week ago.
We are talking mainly about the Medusa-cornerite. These are quite dangerous jellyfish are common for the Eastern Mediterranean. As a rule, their accumulation near the coast of Israel appear in summer, but large swarms of these jellyfish in this year was noticed in the winter and in April. How will this affect the duration of the summer season «jellyfish», experts predict a loss, but noted that in recent years, if aggregations of jellyfish were observed near the coast in the winter and spring, or in summer «the jellyfish season» lasted a long time, about a half to two months.
One of the most common in the Eastern Mediterranean and in the Gulf of Eilat is a very dangerous jellyfish kornerot, the color of which can vary from clear white to blue and purple. This is a relatively large jellyfish (up to 60-70 cm in diameter). Contact with the tentacles of this jellyfish causes a burn, some people lose stinging cells of jellyfish could lead to an allergic reaction.
If stinging cells gets into the eye, a person can lose vision. Therefore, you should observe safety precautions: do not RUB eyes if just touched by the hands of Medusa (in advance to warn the children), it is advisable to dive without a mask or special glasses with open eyes in places where jellyfish.
The most reasonable behaviour, if you have been on the beach during the «invasion of jellyfish» will be watching them from afar. It is not necessary to pursue the jellyfish and catch them out of the water. Well when bathing use a special closed costumes.
When bathing during the «invasion of jellyfish», the skin feels a constant burning from the stinging cells in the water. It is not dangerous, although the body may appear red spots, as from burning nettles. Often in areas of public beaches where people get the jellyfish out of the water, burning more, as jellyfish are particularly active in moments of danger.
If jellyfish have been pulled out on shore, then touch her «hat» is safe, but the tentacles of jellyfish-comerota better not to touch.
In the case of burns it is recommended to use plain vinegar, Apple cider vinegar or natural lemon juice that neutralizes the poison. These funds usually have lifeguards on the beach, but to prepare in advance, try to keep in the first aid kit wet wipes with vinegar, they are sold in pharmacies.
Do not rinse the burn with poison jellyfish fresh water – this leads to the fact that the toxic cells burst, and the poison gets on other parts of the body. You should also sprinkle the damaged skin with sand.
Already home to a clean skin can cause a sedative drug, such as a gel to soothe the skin Life Professional, «Fenistil gel» – an antihistamine to soothe the itching of the burn, the cream Trolamine, etc. the burn needs to dry and be delayed for 2 days. If it became infected and did not help by any means for soothing the skin, consult your doctor.