Langkawi Jellyfish Stings - Post Reports Here
There have been many reports of serious jellyfish stings on Langkawi recently that have been posted on this blog and I thank all who have commented - this is invaluable in getting the authorities to do something constructive soon to help improve the situation and make this beautiful island safer for all.
If you have a story to tell, a report to make or a comment on jellyfish stings at Langkawi could you please do it here on this latest post. If possible can you include date/time, location (what beach), weather conditions, water depth, what happened, what you saw, description of jellyfish, description of tentacles, description of sting (is the mark whip-like in look or is it more like a broad burn or blisters etc), how was the response from locals (life savers, hotels etc), what were symptoms, what was treatment, any medical treatment or hospitalization, how long did the symptoms last, do you have any lasting effects, and anything further you can think of.
There is an email address in the Blog Boxie profile and if who want to leave an email address to be contacted that would be great - we could help each other. firstname.lastname@example.org
While Langkawi obviously has a very concerning jellyfish problem at the moment, details are not clear as to where exactly most stings are occurring and what exactly is doing the stinging. Pantai Cenang seems to be a hot spot and Irukandji seems to be the culprit. I wouldn't go into the water without a lycra suit if you paid me and actually probably wouldn't go into the water with a lycra suit at the moment full stop
Take care because there has been a death there already this year (at least one as far as we know) and plenty of stings requiring hospitalization - who knows what's round the corner??
Thank you for commenting on your jellyfish stings, your input is very helpful and greatly appreciated!!