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Are the symptoms of scorpion sting bad?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics
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In brief: They can be

The symptoms of a scorpion sting depend on the species stinging, the patient's age, health and other factors, and the grade of the sting (which is determined through symptoms to figure out how much venom was injected).
In the usa, the only medically significant scorpion is the "bark scorpion" and it has 5 grades of envenomation from 0 - no venom injected with no symptoms to 4 - most severe.

In brief: They can be

The symptoms of a scorpion sting depend on the species stinging, the patient's age, health and other factors, and the grade of the sting (which is determined through symptoms to figure out how much venom was injected).
In the usa, the only medically significant scorpion is the "bark scorpion" and it has 5 grades of envenomation from 0 - no venom injected with no symptoms to 4 - most severe.
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