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What To Do If A Scorpion Stings You
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 23 yo and have never been stung by a wasp, bee, scorpion, other stinging insect. Does this increase my likelihood of being allergic if I get stung?
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter (2 years old) developed a rash on her left thigh 2 weeks ago. Doctor said its was allergic reaction to scorpion sting, now purple?
Well: Can be several things infection or venom from scorpion. Consult Primary Care Doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment promptly ...Read more
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
Swelling: The swelling can be worse each time. You may also have trouble breathing increased sweating palpitations faintness. ...Read more
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