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Are the symptoms of scorpion sting bad?

Are the symptoms of scorpion sting bad?

Depends...: 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, tenderness, and swelling — sort of like a gigantic bee sting. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of scorpion sting?

What are the most common symptoms of scorpion sting?

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. ...Read more

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Does scorpion sting usually cause many symptoms?

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. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get scorpion sting?

Do a lot of people get scorpion sting?

Yes: Just in AZ, last year, there were more than 10, 000 reported stings called into the AZ poison centers. ...Read more

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What happens if you get scorpion sting?

What happens if you get scorpion sting?

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. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would work gloves protect me from a scorpion sting?

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. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for scorpion sting?

What is the best treatment for scorpion sting?

Symptomatic: Most scorpions in my area are non-venomous. So I would check with your doctor regarding how dangerous scorpions are in your area. But most can be managed with a cool pack and benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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Can a scorpion sting through a fingernail and if so what are the effects?

Can a scorpion sting through a fingernail and if so what are the effects?

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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 scorpions 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. May ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of life-threatening reaction to an insect sting include intense itching and firm bump?

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. ...Read more

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An insect stung my eyelid and it has swelled badly. What should I do?

An insect stung my eyelid and it has swelled badly. What should I do?

Seek medical help: Your eyes should be taken seriously. It could be a few things including; an allergic reaction, corneal abrasion from rubbing, etc;. See a doctor now and have him/her check it out. They may refer you to an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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If a scorpion stings you do you pee on the sting?

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. ...Read more

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How can scorpion venom compare to bee sting venom?

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. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for scorpion sting?

Depends: If the sting is caused by a non-toxic scorpion, then pain meds and wound cleaning materials would be otc, otherwise no. ...Read more

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I got stung on the foot by a scorpion. How long should this sting affect me?

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. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I am developing a sensitivity to insect stings?

How can I tell if I am developing a sensitivity to insect stings?

Swelling : The swelling can be worse each time. You may also have trouble breathing increased sweating palpitations faintness. ...Read more

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Does wasp hurt or sting bad?

Does wasp hurt or sting bad?

Yes: Being stung is painful. Some insects hurt more than others. The last time I was stung by a yellow jacket it hurt for about 3 days.

If you are not allergic to the insect sting you should not have any physical distress or have any lasting problems. ...Read more

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How do you care for an insect sting?

How do you care for an insect sting?

Many treatments: The most thing is to identify whether you might have life threatening allergy to insect stings--this type of allergy would be characterized by symptoms that occur away from the sight of the sting. Examples would include head-to-toe hives, shortness of breath, or throat discomfort. If the symptoms are local only, treat with ice and oral benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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How can I take care of an insect sting?

Ice: There are many remedies for an insect sting. I like to use an ice cube and rub the site down. For me this helps relieve the stinging pain.

There are over the counter remedies that you can use if you have them with you when you get stung.

It seems like i always have some ice around. ...Read more

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How to treat signs and symptoms of bites and stings?

How to treat signs and symptoms of bites and stings?

See below: For non-allergic people, simple first aid is good. Remove any stingers by scraping off the stinger, place ice to the area for 20" every hour as needed, use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itch and swelling, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for pain, wash the area with soap and water, can use antibiotic ointment over area, and make sure tetanus shot is current (within 10 years). If allergic reac, resp probs, etc. — 911! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: insect sting?

What is the definition or description of: insect sting?

See below: An insect sting results in an injection by a specifically designed structure of an organism and usually contains chemicals that can cause all sorts of responses, some toxic. Whereas a bite can also contain chemicals which cause all sorts of reactions but comes from the mouth parts which may be fangs or other teeth or large mandible components or simply be part of the components of the saliva. ...Read more

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Hello, I had sex last night now it stings really bad. ?

Hello, I had sex last night now it stings really bad. 



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Post sex discomfort: Stinging post sex is commonly due to trauma but urine infection (honey moon cystitis) or infection in vagina can also present similar symptoms. Consult doctor and get urine test and vaginal/cervical swabs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of neuropathy? I have stinging in various places.

What are the symptoms of neuropathy? I have stinging in various places.

Numbness : Most commonly patients will describe numbness or a burning feeling in the feet and hands that is not associated with movement but rather present all the time. Most common cause is diabetic neuropathy but many causes are possible. A good neurologist can help with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a really bad stinging pain at the bottom of my vagina what is it?

I have a really bad stinging pain at the bottom of my vagina what is it?

A variety of things: It is likely due to a trauma or an infection. Get it checked out by your primary care and they can probably provide some medication to relieve your pain. ...Read more

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Why do insect stings cause inflammation, and is it related to the itchiness?

Why do insect stings cause inflammation, and is it related to the itchiness?

Venom: They inject a venom it is their way of protecting themselves and the venom causes an inflammatory response and a release of histamines. Histamines cause the itching. ...Read more