Have you ever stepped on a sea urchin?

Sea urchin - Pee on the sea urchin?
@modstar (9608)
Philippines
January 26, 2009 12:20am CST
Is it true that taking a pee will cure you from it's sting?
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10 responses
@Theresaaiza (10539)
• Australia
29 Jan 09
i have never stepped on a sea urchin. hopefully never. but with regards to pee, it's an emergency measure in case there's nothing else. I've filled in for someone in a beach before and we used ammonia to treat the stung areas. It doesn't dissolve the sting and you can hardly also pull it out with tweezers. It only decreases the pain and it neutralizes the toxin which causes the pain. it will disappear on its own after 2 to 3 days. Other remedy according to some is soaking the stung area in warm water plus vinegar. But I need to research further.
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
29 Jan 09
Well i'd rather pee on my sting that make adobo with it. Ammonia? i thought that's just used for those who faints hehe..
@Theresaaiza (10539)
• Australia
4 Feb 09
Definitely don't make adobo with urine. Sparkle will do.
@coffeegurl (1467)
• United States
26 Jan 09
Always the most INTERESTING topics Mod! Lol. Yes! It's true. Now the reason it works is because urine contains ammonia-which neutralized the venom. I never made contact with and urchin,although I did have the misfortune of eating one in a sushi bar. Not my cuppa tea. I did however get stund by a Portuguese Man-O-War jellyfish while vacationing at Hilton Head Island, S.C. My mom said,"O Sh*t there's jellyfish in the water." It got her on the arm and me on the waist on both sides. Now, my mom said,"You're gonna have to pee o it." At this point I thought my mom had gone crazy. But then, mother's know best. I had to pee in a cup and splash the urine on my waist. Now, if we had only had a bottle of ammonia available, that would have worked, too. Gross this may be, but the motivator for me to do as I was told was because getting stung by a jellyfish is painful. At first it stings, but as the poison goes into you,it feels like parts of you are being paralyzed. It got me on my left forearm,too. Just going up to our suite in the elevator, I could notice a difference on a minute to minute basis. It felt like my arm was becoming stone. So, word to the wise, carry a bottle of ammonia around, or make sure you have to pee.
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
27 Jan 09
Wow, you also came up with the worst food lol! Sea urchin!? Manowar? Isn't it the most or one of the most poisonous animals? Wow, i'm glad you're still here to tell the tale! hehe.. So we therefore conclude that pee saves life! Cheers to pee! Can i carry a bottle of sparkle instead?
• United States
27 Jan 09
roflmao!
@goldeneagle (6774)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I am unfamiliar with sea urchins (I am sure that is a good thing LOL), so I really don't know if peeing on the wound will help it. I have heard that pee is good for other things (athlete's foot and pink-eye for a couple of things), but I can't really say that I have every tried it. Urine has ammonia in it, though, so it wouldn't surprise me if it would cure certain things...
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
hmm.. I should have peed on my athlete's foot long ago lol!
• United States
29 Jan 09
I have actually thought about trying it for my athlete's foot as well...
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
YES. I was a victim once and it's true. Try it but never do it intentionally it might cause you too much pain due to its sting. I have another cure of that, but never here, we might be banned here forever I will just PM it to you next time...thanks pal..
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
I wonder what the cure is.. It could be worse than taking a pee.. lol!
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
yap! it's a little funny and unbelievable but its true. I will just PM you not in here...
@cyberfluf (5004)
• Netherlands
26 Jan 09
I've heard this is true for jellyfish stings aswell. It might have something to do with the amonia or amonia like fluids in urine that will kill the pain from the sting. I am not sure it will cure it, but it will make the pain less. In one episode of friends Monica gets stung aswell and Chandler ends up having to pee on her because she can't bend the way she has to and all the other friends are disgusted; the episode is very funny but it's hard to describe it here.
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
27 Jan 09
Hehe, i have a wild imagination and i can picture it out. No worries.
@inkyuboz (1366)
• Mandaluyong City, Philippines
26 Jan 09
I don't know if peeing on the sting will cure it completely. Maybe it's just first-aid or something? I remember watching a Survivor episode where this woman named Kathy peed on the feet of someone who got stung by a jellyfish. Whoa. Pee is an everyday cure, I'll say. ^_^
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
I'm a little bit confused. Can we use our own pee or do we need others' pee?
• Philippines
12 Jan 11
Nope i havent stepped on one yet. They said ammonia can relieve the pain from its sting. And our own urine has one. So i guess having a company around the beach could be handy at times.
@carinio98 (2935)
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
i dont know about that matter but i do know that vinegar can help it.
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
I have never stepped on a sea urchin and I hope I won't because that would surely hurt. I heard also that urine can cure the sting of that sea thing, but I just don't know if it's really true. Maybe, because of urea which is used and beneficial in skincare and skin problems.
@ShanLhey (164)
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
I havent able to stepped on a sea urchin. Like what I have heard, it really make you suffer fever and etc. I think If I go to a snorkling I would not allow to dive without any support on my foot.