Beware Portuguese man-o-war is here
KEALIA —Last Saturday, Katie Guastella, an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurse at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH) on the Westside, discovered a group of Portuguese man-o-war (jelly-fish like sea creatures) on her day off at Kealia Beach, after the heavy showers of rained passed.
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Hot water works like a charm, to halt the pain of porcho stings! Place a bottle of water in the sun to heat b4 you swim.
My son was stung when he was a young child. A nice bystander at the beach told us to make a paste of alcohol and meat tenderizer, and apply it to the stings. It relieved the pain almost instantly.
I think I saw one washed up on the shore today in Haena. It’s mostly clear with some purple (but the purple didn’t have the clean shape of a moon jellyfish). I didn’t check for tentacles.
It would make sense they might show up today given the stormy weather. Anyone else seeing anything?