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Are The Symptoms Of Scorpion Sting Bad
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 experience a more serious reaction including widespread numbness, difficulty swallowing, a thick tongue, blurred vision, seizures and difficulty breathing. These symptoms are considered a medical emergency and require immediate medical attention.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends on type of: Scorpion ; age/ health of victim. May be a minimal reaction. Symptoms from scorpion stings can be quite variable: there can be pain or numbness at the bite site. Heart rate and; respiratory rate may increase along with ^ blood pressure, weakness ; twitching of muscles. In the us the scorpion that is likely to cause the most problems is called the bark scorpion.See 2 more doctor answers
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 is any remnant of a stinger in the wound, it should be removed. Best to scrape a credit card across the wound to catch and pull out a stinger - avoid tweezers, which can push venom from the remnant into the wound. Antibiotics usually not needed.See 2 more doctor answers
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 down where scorpions can get into them.
Not normally.: I do not believe a normal scorpion can sting through a normal fingernail. If he got the fingernail that is indeed very lucky.See 1 more doctor answer
What could be the best home remedy in emergency for scorpion sting or in other words single sting? Is spider bite also treated likewise?
Scorpion sing: Put a tourniquet above the site of the sting and go to the nearest emergency department. Enveomation requires emergency attention
My husband just got stung by a scorpion under his big toe. What is the best way to treat scorpion sting under your feet?
Treatment: Wash area of the scorpion sting with water & soap. Apply cold compresses. Avoid eating/drinking anything initially. Remain calm. Pain can be tx’ed with nsaid’s. There are very few scorpion sting deaths in the us. If child is stung- seek med tx. For ^heart rate, ^ respiratory rate, weakness, ^ blood pressure or muscle twitching seek medical care. If out of the us or generalized sxs seek med tx. MaySee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter (2 years old) developed a rash on her left thigh 2 weeks ago. Doctor said its was allergic reaction to scorpion sting, now purple?
Well: Can be several things infection or venom from scorpion. Consult Primary Care Doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment promptly
I have a bad sting when I pee but no other symptoms I don't know what it is or what to do to fix it?
Infection is likely: The most common cause of burning with urination is a urinary tract infection. This diagnosis can be quickly confirmed in the office with a simple urine test. The best treatment is an antibiotic, which your physician can prescribe. Once you start the antibiotic, the symptoms will probably be gone within 24 hours. In the meantime, be sure to drink lots of water.
Signs and symptoms of life-threatening reaction to an insect sting include intense itching and firm bump?
Tight throat: Anaphylaxis-a life threatening reaction- is very rare from most insect stings. Bees and wasps are most dangerous for severe reactions. The tight throat or shortness of breath are important signs of danger.
I'm 23 yo and have never been stung by a wasp, bee, scorpion, other stinging insect. Does this increase my likelihood of being allergic if I get stung?
No: You can't be allergic to something you've never been exposed to.See 1 more doctor answer
No: Ice packs, maybe some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for most scorpion stings. In the absence of a true allergy to scorpion venom, pennsylvania doesn't have any really dangerous scorpions to my knowledge. Now if you live in the desert southwest, the game changes - the bark scorpion there has neurotoxic venom, potentially dangerous.
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 the us are very venomous. A single bee's venous isn't bad unless you are allergic to it.
Depends: If the sting is caused by a non-toxic scorpion, then pain meds and wound cleaning materials would be otc, otherwise no.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Typically the sting will bother people for an average of 1 week. If multiple stings this may last longer. If the area is becoming more red or painful over time, see your doctor.