If you're swimming in the ocean and your friend gets stung by a jellyfish, you know what to do. Movies, TV shows, and "Jackass" have all taught us that you PEE ON HIM. (--And Nicole Kidman does it to Zac Efron in a new movie.)
--Well . . . um . . . it turns out you probably shouldn't. Which will be extra disturbing news to anyone who's gotten the pee treatment for a jellyfish sting in the past.
--A study out of the University of California, San Diego, has found that the best treatment for jellyfish stings BY FAR is a combination of hot water and topical lidocaine.
--Topical lidocaine is a local anesthetic that's available over-the-counter at drug stores.
--The researchers say it's a much better treatment than the popular home remedies like vinegar, alcohol, baking soda, and pee. Especially pee.