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What could happen if a pregnant woman is stung by a scorpion?

What could happen if a pregnant woman is stung by a scorpion?

If that happened: You need to go to the hospital right away they can assess you and the baby. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What do you suggest if I was stung by a bee and I don't know if I'm pregnant?

What do you suggest if I was stung by a bee and I don't know if I'm pregnant?

Remove stinger ASAP: By scraping along edge of skin w credit card. Clean area w soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments (10 on/10 off). Can try Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Need tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway, mouth swelling or difficulty breathing? Call 911! If pregnant - that should not be a problem.
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What can happen if a pregnant person get stung by a wasp?

What can happen if a pregnant person get stung by a wasp?

Discomfort: Unless allergic to bee stings the wasp sting venom should not affect a pregnancy. A bee sting allergy would affect the pregnancy by affecting the mother depending on how severe is her allergic reaction. ...Read more

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A bee stung me on the foot and im pregnant 28 weeks, what can I do to reduce the swelling?

A bee stung me on the foot and im pregnant 28 weeks, what can I do to reduce the swelling?

Elevate, ice, wrap: Best approach for anyone with bee sting is remove stinger, elevate the stung body part, apply a cold pack, and wrap with elastic bandage to reduce swelling. Local pain, swelling and redness is normal. If these travel more than a few inches from the sting or don't improve within 2-3days, then seek care. ...Read more

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I have a itchy stinging pain when I pee. I just had anal sex 3 days ago, don't know if it was the right hole. Am I pregante?

I have a itchy stinging pain when I pee. I just had anal sex 3 days ago, don't know if it was the right hole. Am I pregante?

Itching pee post sex: Hi

if I read this question correctly I would first be thinking about a bladder infection before I was thinking about pregnancy.

If your partner ejaculated in your rectum it is very unlikely you are pregnant.

The bladder infection is a common condition in sexually active women. Especially with a new partner or a new position.

But, if your partner also had his penis in your vagina please test. ...Read more

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I got stung by a bee yesterday on my foot, and its swelling more and im pregnant im 28 week, what can I do to reduce the swellin?

I got stung by a bee yesterday on my foot, and its swelling more and im pregnant im 28 week, what can I do to reduce the swellin?

Benedryl: Benedryl is OK to take during pregnancy. Also ice and elevation may help. If it becomes severe you can go to a doctor and get a prescription for prednisone - that is a class C in pregnancy but generally has no problems with the short term doses. ...Read more

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How can scorpion venom compare to bee sting venom?

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

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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I am in my first trimester and I wanted to know if it was okay to eat chocolate covered scorpions while pregnant?

I am in my first trimester and I wanted to know if it was okay to eat chocolate covered scorpions while pregnant?

Should be: Milk or dark chocolate? Don't know why not, especially if already dead and presumably cooked in some fashion first before they are coated. What's for dessert? ...Read more

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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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Are the symptoms of scorpion sting bad?

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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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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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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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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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 would a scorpion sting affect me while pregnant?

Scorpion sting: If you're healthy and strong, a scorpion sting will be painful but probably not dangerous for you or your baby. If you have more serious symptoms like blurry vision, muscle twitching, roving eye movements, or numbness beyond the area stung, for sure go to an er. If you live in the southwest, the az bark scorpion can be a bad one. Your body will likely protect your baby's, but still be seen. ...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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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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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

Stings (Definition)

Stings can come from different sources. Insect stings such as a honey bee is one of the most familiar. Sting by fish in water is another common experience many of ...Read more