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  1. #1
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    Sea Lice

    http://abc11.com/health/sea-lice-wha...avoid/3598972/

    Sea lice aren't lice at all. They aren't even insects.

    Actually, they are tiny larvae of the thimble jelly fish.

    Sea lice stings typically occur when they become trapped between a bathing suit and skin.


    The best way to avoid being stung is to be aware of reports and also to wear skin-tight swimwear. The tight swimwear will prevent the sea lice from getting between your swimsuit and your skin.

    Symptoms of a sting include an itchy rash and small blisters. More severe reactions can include fever, chills, headache and nausea.

    If you are stung, take off your swim suit and take a shower.

    If a rash appears, use cooked oatmeal or calamine lotion over the area.

  2. #2
    We don't see a lot of those here in Arkansas, but it's still very interesting to read about. Thanks for posting.

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    I encountered sea lice a dozen or so years ago @ Playalinda Beach / Canaveral Nat'l Seashore.......y'know, the clothing optional beach.

    There were gazillions of them swimming by while I was body surfing.....but no problems getting stung

  4. #4
    Interesting--I always knew them as these: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_louse

    We found them on salmon, mostly

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