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originally posted by: skunkape23
This may sound a little gross. If you get stung by a jellyfish, piss on it. It works.
originally posted by: myselfaswell
a reply to: chr0naut
Indeed bro, indeed.
I do recall, when I was a young fetus, my mother employing the house brick remedy, lost a fair amount of sleep that night I can tell you. The house brick remedy is confirmed as a myth and subsequently "busted".
originally posted by: MysterX
Another old but relatively popularly unknown method for bites and stings, especially from venomous bites from spiders and snakes that might ordinarily be fatal without access to anti-venom...is electric shock.
A high voltage, very low current electric shock applied to the bite or sting area preferably as soon as possible, and certainly within 30 - 180 minutes, will most probably save your life.
This trick has been used to positive effect since the 1930's, in the USA, Africa and Asia.
In times of desparate need, although not advised as in itself might kill you, is to use the spark plug circuit from a car to apply the voltage to the bite victim.
As i say, that technique is a last resort measure, only to be used in extreme emergencies where the victim is likely to die from the bite anyway...it has been shownj to save many people, but is obviously dangerous as the current is much too high.
People have been using the starter circuits from small petrol tools like petrol lawnmowers as a zapping tool, to great success for many years, and recently, specialist and dedicated portable devices have been manufactured specifically for treating and curing venomous bites..these can be found with a search using the engine of choice.
The electricity changes the structure of the protein in the venom, and neutralises it apparently. The sooner the zap can be applied the better the outcome and recovery.