Hot water immersion v icepacks for treating pain of Chironex fleckeri stings: a randomised controlled trial

Mark Little
Med J Aust 2017; 207 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/mja17.00398
Published online: 16 October 2017

I congratulate Isbister and colleagues1 for performing a first aid randomised controlled trial on box jellyfish stings (a rarity in toxinology). The result is at variance with other studies on this topic (although they mainly involved North American jellyfish stings).2

  • Mark Little1,2

  • 1 James Cook University, Cairns, QLD
  • 2 Cairns Hospital, Cairns, QLD

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