Ambergris Caye Caye Caulker HELP! Visitor Center Businesses Lodging

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5
#268711 - 02/21/08 01:42 PM What stung me?  
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 7
Meggs Offline
Meggs  Offline
This past July (yes, it takes me that long to inquire! ha!) I was swimming at the split. I was paddling along and saw something that looked like a piece of turtle grass- so i didn't get out of its path- whatever it stung me. My arm was on fire, it was swollen and hurt like hell. Oh yeah, and there were these weird vein looking marks coming from it and going up,down and across my arm.

I've tried doing some research, but I can't find anything that fits this things appearance. I swear, it looked like a piece of grass. Does anyone know?

21 days until my b-day celebration in Belize!!! wooooohooooo! I can't wait to be back!!!


#268725 - 02/21/08 02:02 PM Re: What stung me? [Re: Meggs]  
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 54
LIBeachBum Offline
LIBeachBum  Offline
Wow, sounds like whatever got you was venomous! Any time you get those "vein" marks that's a sure sign that it had some sort of poison. If anything like that ever happens again get to a doctor immediately.

Sorry, wish I could help on figuring out what it was! I'm sure someone around here will get it!

Ia Ora Te Natura
E Mea Arofa Teie Ao Nei
#268727 - 02/21/08 02:09 PM Re: What stung me? [Re: LIBeachBum]  
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 992 Offline  Offline
Maybe it was a stray tentacle from a jelly fish. I had a stray man-o-war tentacle wrap around my leg one time and it hurt like a burn! I rubbed a lime on it and it helped sooth it immediately.

#268789 - 02/21/08 10:52 PM Re: What stung me? [Re:]  
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 7
Meggs Offline
Meggs  Offline
Ouch! on the man-war tentacle. I considered the stray jelly fish tentacle....

I had the notion to find a doctor- but I thought it was too funny to go in and say "I was stung by sea weed!" ha! ha!

Thank you guys! I'll be avoiding all floating things in the water.

#268801 - 02/22/08 06:19 AM Re: What stung me? [Re: Meggs]  
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 700
J DOG Offline
J DOG  Offline
2 yrs. ago I was in S.P. by Wet willys laying on a raft at the end of the dock where all the kids swim & a purple Man O War rolled up on my arm, it was clear & blueish in color with a sac, my arm was on fire & it left 5-6 tenacles on my upper arm, the pain shot down to my lower back & I could hardly move.
I was helped to the clinic & the pain was unbearable so they put me on Morphine, spent 3 hrs. there & was given some type of steroids to help the healing. I had a tatoo for about 4 months.
Doctor said it was a Purple Man O War.
It was the worst pain I ever experienced.

#268811 - 02/22/08 09:38 AM Re: What stung me? [Re: J DOG]  
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 513
colomojo Offline
colomojo  Offline
How do you identify these "things"? Are they snake like? iiikkkeeee - I'm already afraid of creatures of the water!

Live Laugh Love
#268833 - 02/22/08 12:48 PM Re: What stung me? [Re: colomojo]  
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 7
Meggs Offline
Meggs  Offline
Maybe it was a man-o-war that got me. The pain was shooting down my arm and back, but it wasn't as severe as your encounter. Glad you're ok, J Dog!

#268843 - 02/22/08 03:46 PM Re: What stung me? [Re: Meggs]  
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 700
J DOG Offline
J DOG  Offline
Meggs my guess is there was a Man-O-War tenacle in that seaweed.
If you had gotten a hold of the whole thing you would of had to see a doctor. I was almost crying it hurt so bad, then the Doc told me no alcohol for 48 hrs, I lasted about 24 hrs. lol!!
After I got out of the water a guy from the dive shop came over & poured some apple vinegar on it to nuetralize it & scraped off the tenacles,he also helped me to the clinic.

Last edited by J DOG; 02/22/08 03:52 PM.
#268875 - 02/22/08 08:40 PM Re: What stung me? [Re: J DOG]  

Just to put things in balance, in five years operating a dive centre I've only had one guest who was significantly hurt by a jellyfish. Lots of minor irritation from pica-pica and I believe some people react badly to it, but I've never seen a bad reaction.

#268906 - 02/23/08 09:35 AM Re: What stung me? [Re: ]  
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 31
Tinkerbell Offline
Tinkerbell  Offline
Pica-pica, is there anything that will prevent it. Do you know what it actually is? I can not find any info about it. It can cause a terrible itchy rash.

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
Paradise Guy Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
Mini Chat
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (1 invisible), 231 guests, and 5 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online1,262
Jun 10th, 2007 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0