POSSIBLE PHYSICAL REACTIONS HUMANS HAVE TO SCORPION STINGS

POSSIBLE PHYSICAL REACTIONS DO HUMANS HAVE TO SCORPION STINGS...

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Reactions may vary depending on age or sensitivity of the individual and the amount of venom injected.

Adult reactions may include:

  • Immediate pain or burning
  • Swelling
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • A numb/tingling sensation
  • Rapid breaking

Persons stung during early March or April by scorpions just emerging from their winter hiding places may have pain that lasts for several hours, plus a general numbness in the area.  Scorpion stings may be red or slightly swollen.  Adults should seek medical attention if they begin to experience widespread symptoms.

Reactions can be more severe, and dangerous in children.  If children are stung, adults should immediately seek medical attention.

Children reactions may include:

  • Intense pain or tingling but little to no swelling
  • Muscle twitching or thrashing
  • Unusual head, neck and eye movements
  • Drooling
  • Sweating
  • Restlessness or excitability and sometimes inconsolable crying

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