Portuguese Man o War leaves a nasty sting…

Portuguese man-of-war sting. This creature has a bladder of air on top, which helps it float on the water, it can  sink by deflating its bladder. Another feature of the man of war are its long tentacles.  They can extend to about 30 feet beneath the  surface of the water and are armed with stinger cells called  nematocysts, which are filled with venom. The toxicity of the venom rarely causes death, but can cause  the heart and lungs to malfunction, and the person can go into shock.  Raging fever is also one of the symptoms of a man of war jellyfish  sting.

Portuguese man-of-war sting. This creature has a bladder of air on top, which helps it float on the water, it can sink by deflating its bladder. Another feature of the man of war are its long tentacles. They can extend to about 30 feet beneath the surface of the water and are armed with stinger cells called nematocysts, which are filled with venom. The toxicity of the venom rarely causes death, but can cause the heart and lungs to malfunction, and the person can go into shock. Raging fever is also one of the symptoms of a man of war sting.

Avoid this animal at all costs but if you do get stung..be sure to have our Man o War First Aid Kit handy..safe & effective…Don’t get stung without it !!

Always seek medical attention after being stung by a Man O War

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