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

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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
You can also give homeopathic ledum and hypericum. and still go to the ER.
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