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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.