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Doctor insights on: Scorpion Stings 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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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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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How can I avoid insect stings?

How can I avoid insect stings?

Clothing, repellants: Long-sleeved clothing, shoes, hats to cover where you can when weather permitting. Bug-repellant sprays may also help. Minimize outdoor time during dusk/dawn hours. Clear your yard of excessive shrubs/trees, storage places, cut-woods, stagnant water etc... These measures should help reducing the chance of getting bugged! Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of wasp stings?

OUCH!: Localized pain, swelling, itching and redness of the site. Or there can be continued swelling with nausea / vomiting. A severe reaction can lead to difficulty breathing, swelling of mouth, tongue, lips or throat, hives, etc. ...Read more

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What may cause symptoms of stinging and slight vision loss?

What may cause symptoms of stinging and slight vision loss?

Dry eyes!: Dryness of the eyes can cause the surface to become dry causing blurred vision, and the dryness of the surface cuases stining when you blink and your eyelids rub over the dry surface. ...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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What do you use to calm and help soothe mosquito and other insect bites and stings?

What do you use to calm and help soothe mosquito and other insect bites and stings?

Bites : Ice and Hydrocortisone cream will help reduce redness and swelling associated with mild insect bites and stings. If the condition worsens see a dermatologist for treatment. ...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 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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What are the symptoms of bee stings?

What are the symptoms of bee stings?

Varies: Bee sting reactions can range from mild irritation at sting site to life threatening reactions to death. Any sting that causes more than local irritation needs thorough evaluation and treatment. Venom immunotherapy has been demonstrated to significantly reduce the risk of systemic reaction to future stings. ...Read more

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What are the symptomsof an insect bite or sting?

Pain, redness: An infected insect bite will get more painful and redder than time passes. The area involved will also increase, and it may swell and start to drain. Warm compresses can help you clear the area over time; most minor skin infections don't need oral antibiotics, but if it's not improving with home care you might, so see your dr if it doesn't clear on its own. ...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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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