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Hawaii Jellyfish Sting Warnings | Important For Your 2022 Vacation

Plan your Jellyfish sting free 2022 Hawaii vacation now. Keep these tips in mind before booking cheap flights to Hawaii.

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  1. Is there an update for Jellyfish Warning dates for 2023? We are coming to Kauai in late September, I would like to be prepared.
    Thanks for your time and this awesome site. So much information 🙂

  2. I was stung just after Sunset at the Sands of Kahaha beach in front of the resort, just 10 ft from the shoreline on 7/14. It stung-through my one piece bathing suit on my midrift and also left wrist. Like a lot of bee stings, only worse. When we got back to our room it was welting in 3 places. Luckily we had vinegar which I am applying. Security came and offered. Hydrocortisone. The front desk had no idea there were jellyfish present, yet the security guard knew immediately what had happened. Apparently the 12th,13th and 14th are watch days for jellyfish this month in Maui, especially on South and West facing beaches. They should have warned us, at the least!

  3. Oct. November has brought in early man o war to waimanalo kailua side of oahu. They also have been staying or spotted the following weekend as well. So staying longer in the months leading to winter while warm water and wind are prevalent. Not much infonin hawaii of siting on beach or site to report. Shame on you hawaii! You should do better with all this tourism money..😩 just put up a sighting web hard is that for the health of locals and tourists!?? This is severe issues!

  4. Stung today on the beach outside of Wailea Elua. Hurts still about an hour later. Lots of little ones on the beach and in the water. Ouch!

  5. Would anyone know if (or have experienced) stings when a person is wearing a full summer weight body suit?

  6. I got a jellyfish tangled around my forearm in Lahaina 10/31/21. Burned like hell and my arm had welts all over it. I used white vinegar and it worked well to relieve the pain but by the time I actually got vinegar, it had been almost an hour already and the welts were already disappearing.

  7. This summer I encountered a jellyfish, brushed it with my forearm and it wrapped a bit around my upper arm. Thought I received an electric shock in the water!!!!!! Wow!!!! Checked info on line, scrapped arm with a smooth seashell (use what you got handy). Only had access to a shower, so had the brilliant idea to use a cooler filled with hot water to soak my arm. Hot water was such a relief, kept my arm there for about an hour (figured I was done when it didn’t hurt out of the hot water). Did use white vinegar and then cortisone cream. The jellyfish did leave its marks on me – two months after, I can still see some faint marks where I was hit.

  8. Despite all these stupid and somewhat contradictory suggestions, there remains one very effective treatment for man of war, jellyfish, bee and scorpion stings. It is ammonia!. regular household cleaning ammonia is already about 4% solution. Mix it 50/50 with water to bring it down to 2% solution. Put it directly on the sting asap. Do not do anything else first. Just douse it good and it works. It does NOT work for sea urchins. I have tried and used vinegar, hot water, etc. nothing I have found works for sea urchins. But ammonia neutralizes the acidic poison in jellyfish. In Mexico they use Windex but it is only for the ammonia contained in the windex so a waste of resources and time. Keep some pre mixed in your dive/ beach bag so You can just squirt it on. This is one thing that I know for sure!

    1. We were seeing people getting stung this past week of june 24th on the Big Island. They were early.

        1. Used vinegar first and hot tub after and the pain was gone in 30 minutes. It was a minor sting, however. No sign if tentacles, just a brush.

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