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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Zachary
24 years experience Wilderness Medicine
No: Ice packs, maybe some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for most scorpion stings. In the absence of a true allergy to scorpion venom, pennsylvania doesn't ha ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Depends: In areas where scorpions are common, scorpion stings are common. In areas where scorpions are rare, scorpion stings are rare.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
A welt....: The stinger will introduce the scorpion's venom into he skin: 1. Venom: activates autonomic peripheral and central nerves depending on concentration ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Depends...: ...On how you define "bad", but most people think so. Symptoms will vary with the size and species of scorpion, but most victims experience pain, ten ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
They can: They can cause various symptoms. They aren't dangerous to adults, but they do have venom that can cause various symptoms and pain. It typically resolv ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keira Barr
21 years experience Dermatology
Variable discomfort: A scorpion sting may cause a painful, tingling, burning or numbing sensation at the sting site.The symptoms may be mild. Rarely, however, a person may ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Marlin
48 years experience Neurosurgery
No: The venom has a neurotoxin but the effects are usually local unless you're allergic to it.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Type of Scorpion: That totally depends on the type of scorpion. Most of the scorpions in the us aren't too bad - but the bark scorpion is. Some scorpions outside of th ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Gloves scorpion: Depends on how big your scorpion is and what the gloves are made of. So ask other who work where you do their recommendations. Just don't lay they dow ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
44 years experience Family Medicine
No: You can't be allergic to something you've never been exposed to.
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