Letter: It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that sting

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Sir: With regard to your article on jellyfish, I suffered a nasty sting while swimming off a Greek island recently. Luckily, a Cuban doctor was nearby at the time - his advice was the application of a very hot water compress, renewed frequently.

This acted like magic on the wound, which had begun to hurt and swell alarmingly. So if you must swim in deep water - take a Thermos with you]

Yours faithfully,


Macclesfield, Cheshire

7 July