Or you may have questioned why urine would be an effective treatment for a sting. Quite simply, no. There is no truth to the myth that peeing on a jellyfish sting can make it feel better. One of the possible reasons that this myth became popular could be due to the fact that urine contains compounds like ammonia and urea. If used alone, these substances may be helpful for some stings.
Today : Does urine ease the pain from a jellyfish sting? The Frightful Jellyfish Sting When Monica from the popular nineties sitcom Friends got stung by a jellyfish during a trip to the beach, Joey had a solution. Chandler added that the ammonia in urine helps kill the pain. But did they do the right thing? Jellyfish swim in oceans all over the world and have existed for millions of years. Their tentacles contain thousands of small stingers called nematocysts, which are used to catch prey or for self-defense. These specialized cells can be painful to anyone or anything that comes into contact with them.
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The warm weather has seen a rise in jellyfish in the UK. Clare Spencer asks if there is any truth in the myth that urinating on a jellyfish sting relieves the pain. Meet the Lion's Mane. It's 2m wide, can have metres of trailing tentacles and - increasingly - hangs out around north Wales and the North West of England. But most importantly it has a powerful sting.