The number of jellyfish swarming around our coasts has prompted this unusual warning– don’t pee on a jellyfish sting.
The widespread belief that urine is the best cure for a jellyfish sting is probably best-known from an episode of Friends in which Chandler has to urinate on Monica’s leg after she is stung.
The warm weather and wind has sparked an increase in the numbers of several species of jellyfish, don't believe “the old myth”.
A sting from a jellyfish can be extremely painful, but trying to treat it with urine isn’t going to make your day any better. Urine just doesn’t have the right chemical make-up to solve the problem.
A better treatment would be to pour seawater or vinegar over the sting.
If people get stung, they need to get out of the water to avoid getting stung again. Once out, slowly pouring seawater over the sting will help ease the pain. Doing the same thing with vinegar can be even more effective as the acid helps neutralize the jellyfish sting. Local boat captains usually carry a bottle in the console. A follow up of antihistamine does wonders.