HERE ARE A FEW worst-case scenarios, how to avoid them, and what to do if you get unlucky.
Don’t be smitten by their tiny, translucent bodies—box jellyfish stings can cause anaphylactic shock.
Apply vinegar to the sting and remove the tentacles with clean tweezers. Try to keep a steady hand, as rubbing spreads the venom. Use ice to alleviate pain, but don’t pee on it– contrary to popular myth, urine worsens the bite. If things aren’t feeling right or the pain persists, see a doctor.