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Namedaniel
DateAugust 31, 2017, 2:34 am
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Messagewow! a guestbook in 2017!!! fascinating!


NameMelinda Shafer
DateMay 1, 2017, 8:56 pm
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MessageJust enjoying learning. Thank you


NameAmy
DateSeptember 13, 2015, 10:19 pm
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MessageMy daughter and her friend were swimming in the water at Oak Island NC last weekend when they were both stung. They were screaming and crying in pain. They were both treated at the local urgent care center on the island. My daughter has a long whip-like whelp that wraps around the back of her leg as well as lots of red bumps that look like a horrible case of poison ivy on her foot and up her leg. Now, one week later, the pain, itching and redness are even worse than they were before. The same day they were stung, several other people we know and some we didn't also got stung. I will be glad when this is resolved.


NameToby Ryder
DateFebruary 17, 2013, 3:20 pm
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MessageNice photos, amazing what can happen in the ocean.


NameTest
DateSeptember 19, 2012, 12:15 am
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NameMark
DateJune 28, 2012, 7:22 pm
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NameTracy
DateNovember 9, 2011, 10:24 am
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Messagewhen i was 10 years old i was stung by a man a war in kauaii where i lived with my family it wraped around all of my left arm i rember it flet like my arm was on fire i am now 31 years old and been told by my doctor i have fibromyalgia and wondering if it might be because i was stung maybe it has long term effects... I sometimes still feel the same burning in my arm and the rest of my boady does any one else feel they might have long term effects because of a man of war sting? also i am going to the doctor today to ask about this and will come back and tell you what he said smilie


NamePamela
DateJune 8, 2011, 2:11 pm
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MessageShortened my posting below because of limitation on max number of characters. But thought I should elaborate on a few things. Main stings were on left elbow, shoulder, and back with smaller ones on left wrist, forearm, and right finger. Felt like being electrocuted! Pain intensified in open air. Felt like being burned in multiple places. While waiting for the ambulance told my husband how much I loved him and our daughters because I did not think I'd live through it. At times, arms would shake uncontrollably at the least little movement I would make. Beside epi shot and iv of benadryl, put me on antihistamine for 5 days and hydrocortisone cream for stings to help itching and swelling. Pain med prescribed, but could use 3 ibuprofen instead. Currently continuing cream and back on antihistamine because stings were welting up after 2 days of being off it. Instructed to carry epi pen from now on. Last thing - I wasn't the only one stung. Whole family, including infant stung right after I was. No lifeguards. Got the feeling occurrences and reporting of Man O'War totally being downplayed. Bad publicity would affect tourism. Even so, safety should come first. At very least, incidences should be posted. Will respect and admire water from the comfort of my beach chair from now on!


NamePam
DateJune 8, 2011, 2:10 pm
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MessageShortened my posting below because of limitation on max number of characters. But thought I should elaborate on a few things. Main stings were on left elbow, shoulder, and back with smaller ones on left wrist, forearm, and right finger. Felt like being electrocuted! Pain intensified in open air. Felt like being burned in multiple places. While waiting for the ambulance told my husband how much I loved him and our daughters because I did not think I'd live through it. At times, arms would shake uncontrollably at the least little movement I would make. Beside epi shot and iv of benadryl, put me on antihistamine for 5 days and hydrocortisone cream for stings to help itching and swelling. Pain med prescribed, but could use 3 ibuprofen instead. Currently continuing cream and back on antihistamine because stings were welting up after 2 days of being off it. Instructed to carry epi pen from now on. Last thing - I wasn't the only one stung. Whole family, including infant stung right after I was. No lifeguards. Got the feeling occurrences and reporting of Man O'War totally being downplayed. Bad publicity would affect tourism. Even so, safety should come first. At very least, incidences should be posted. Will respect and admire water from the comfort of my beach chair from now on!


NamePam
DateJune 6, 2011, 5:51 pm
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MessageI got stung 12 days ago in North Myrtle Beach, SC while on vacation with my family. I felt something wrap partially around my left arm and shoulder and a second later felt severe stinging in multiple places. Used my right hand to wipe it off and got stung on my right finger. Other than it being VERY painful, I was ok. However ... got out of the water, walked up to the hotel with my husband to get something to put on it, and while in the security office I started getting tightness in my chest and some problems breathing. They dialed 911 and while waiting for the ambulence the tightness in my chest and breathing problems got so-o-o extremely intense and painful that I thought I was going to DIE! While in the ambulence they gave me an EPI shot in one arm and Benedryl in an IV in the other. It seemed to take forever before anything took effect! I kept telling the paramedics my chest was in so much pain and that I couldn't breathe! He kept saying that they were giving my straight oxygen. (I was thinking...what good is that when the air isn't getting inside? It wasn't helping!) Had a rash (or hives?) up both arms, not sure about the rest of the body? By the time we finally arrived at the hospital I was doing better. Later they scraped the stings. When I told the Hotel Director that it was purple. He told me it was a Man O'War, not a jellyfish. Went back on antihistamines again a few days ago, started welting up again. (Hope this info can help someone else.)


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