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Doctor insights on: Scorpion Sting Symptoms

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Does scorpion sting usually cause many symptoms?

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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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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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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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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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 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. May ...Read more

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