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What to do if a scorpion stings you

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Zachary
Wilderness Medicine 25 years experience
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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A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Depends: In areas where scorpions are common, scorpion stings are common. In areas where scorpions are rare, scorpion stings are rare.
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Just in AZ, last year, there were more than 10, 000 reported stings called into the AZ poison centers.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
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
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Like a bee sting: Most scorpion stings cause only local pain , redness and swelling. More severe systemic or allergic reactions can occur but are very rare. If there... Read More
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends: This all depends on the species or scorpion, severity of the sting, health of the patient, and age of the patient.
A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
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 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keira Barr
Dermatology 22 years experience
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Marlin
Neurosurgery 49 years experience
No: The venom has a neurotoxin but the effects are usually local unless you're allergic to it.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
No: You can't be allergic to something you've never been exposed to.

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