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Doctor insights on: Scorpion Venoms

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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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What is the definition or description of: insect venom panel?

What is the definition or description of: insect venom panel?

Flying insects: The insect venom panel uses venom from wasp, honey bee, yellow jacket, yellow hornets and white faced hornets. Fire ant allergens are also used if there is any indication to test. ...Read more

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Can a child overgrow an allergy to an insect venom? If fire ant causes rashes, and swollen ear does it mean a child has severe allergy?

Can a child overgrow an allergy to an insect venom? If fire ant causes rashes, and swollen ear does it mean a child has severe allergy?

How old is ur child?: The reaction you described differs if before or after 5 years of age, please avoid exposure, keep an epinephrine pen and antihistaminic handy, check with an allergist/immunologist, might need desensitization according to clinical judgement after history and examination. Check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more

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What happens if a scorpion bites me?

What happens if a scorpion bites me?

Depends: This depends on the species, whether the sting is medically dangerous or not, would determine the course or action/treatment. If minor, cleaning wound area and verifying the tetnus status. For severe, possibly treatment with antivenin. ...Read more

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How do I treat a scorpion bite?

How do I treat a scorpion bite?

Check out the link: Below. If there's any worsening symptom such as increasing redness, swelling on the scorpion bite with chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness etc, it's prudent to go to the er. Take care! Http://phoenix. About. Com/od/scorpions/qt/scorpionsting. Htm. ...Read more

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How do I treat a scorpion bite?

How do I treat a scorpion bite?

Scorpion sting: 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. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of scorpion poisoning?

Variable: 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 United States the scorpion that is likely to cause the most problems is called the bark scorpion. In some areas of the world scorpion stings may be lethal. ...Read more

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What could result from being stung by an average sized desert scorpion?

What could result from being stung by an average sized desert scorpion?

Depends: This depends on the species involved. The only medically significant scorpion species in the us is the desert bark scorpion, centruroides exilicauda which can cause severe pain in adults, and a host of severe symptoms in children due to the neurotoxin in the sting. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a phobia of scorpions?

How to know if I have a phobia of scorpions?

If it's greater than: Since they are poisonous, a reasonable fear and desire not to expose yourself to them is wise. If your reaction is excessive and is there even to a photo or the word or something that does not pose any threat - it may be a phobia. But even then, if you have almost not chance of having to deal with them at any level - it might not be a problem worth treating. Okay? ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do if stung by a scorpion?

What is the best thing to do if stung by a scorpion?

Wound care: 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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Is it possible that being stung by a scorpion can lead to fibromyalgia in the future?

Is it possible that being stung by a scorpion can lead to fibromyalgia in the future?

Not likely: I have never heard of such an association. One thing medicine has taught me is that anything is possible but I would say that it is highly unlikely. ...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 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

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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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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 basic first aid for a child who gets stung by a scorpion?

What is basic first aid for a child who gets stung by a scorpion?

Follow this: Wash affected area under cold water immediately. Apply antihistamine, a corticostetoid. An analgesic.Apply a bag of ice over the ointment to reduce pain and inflammation.Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & a dose of any pain killer. Go to the emergency room to get evaluated for scorpion anti-venom. Watch for serious reactioms eg muscle spasms, hyperventillation racing pulse or heartbeat, disorientation, anaphylactic shock. ...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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Wife bitten by Scorpion. In GA so one of those tiny scorpions. Benadryl (diphenhydramine)? No ER correct?

Wife bitten by Scorpion. In GA so one of those tiny scorpions. Benadryl (diphenhydramine)? No ER correct?

ER not likely needed: If she is otherwise healthy, no specific treatment is indicated unless she develops severe/alarming symptoms. Cold compress and elevation is all that should be needed. Hope she feels better soon. ...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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Spider or scorpion bite small mark swollon up in an oval shape larger than 6in. And painful. The bite mark opened and now infection is draining.

Spider or scorpion bite small mark swollon up in an oval shape larger than 6in. And painful. The bite mark opened and now infection is draining.

"Bite": This sounds more like a spider bite, and could be brown recluse from the description. (scorpions sting like fire with their tails, but their mouths are too small to actually "bite.") please see your doctor as soon as possible -- these bites can develop into much larger sores. Take care. ...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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I got stung by a scorpion and my leg is numb, what to do?

I got stung by a scorpion and my leg is numb, what to do?

Get to an ER: If your leg is numb after a scorpion sting, this is a more serious reaction and needs urgent medical attention. Anaphylaxis can happen. Please don't wait for an appointment with your doctor. ...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