What Is A Scorpion Sting
Some insects carry poisonous spines that penetrate into the body and cause reactions (erythema, itching, wheals). Sometimes the venom is discharged through a sting and may cause more severe reactions (burning pain, tissue necrosis, systemic poisoning, shock, death).
When a scorpion stings, does it sting on its own initiative?
Scorpions generally do not take the initiative to attack humans, sometimes it is possible that human activities inadvertently affected the scorpion, causing the scorpion sting.
How Do Scorpions Sting?
Scorpions have stinging limbs at the tail which communicate with poisonous glands in the body through ducts. When stinging, the sting needle is inserted into the skin and the venom is injected.
What Are The Symptoms After Scorpion Sting?
First of all, severe pain and burning sensation are locally felt.
Wounds may present with swelling, blisters, ecchymosis, and skin necrosis. Some may present lymphadenitis or lymphangitis.
Sometimes possible symptoms include dizziness, headache, fever, nausea, vomiting, palpitations, shortness of breath, cyanosis, profuse sweating, laryngeal edema, dysphagia, decreased blood pressure, spasms, pulmonary edema, confusion, and respiratory paralysis.
When a scorpion sting occurs in children, what are the most common causes of death?
Scorpion sting in children often results in rapid and severe systemic reactions, which can often cause respiratory and circulatory failure and death.
How To Diagnose Scorpion Sting?
If the skin is suddenly bitten by a poisonous insect in a dark and humid place or at night, there is severe pain, obvious redness and swelling on the skin, or symptoms of systemic poisoning, you should consider the possibility of being stinged by a scorpion. Finding the insect can be diagnosed.
How To Prevent Scorpion Sting
Do a good job in family hygiene, keep the room clean and tidy, and place insect repellent regularly. Do not wear exposed clothes when working in the field or playing. Wear long-sleeved clothes, tighten cuffs and trousers, wear gloves, and carry first-aid medicines with you when necessary. Don't stay in a dark and damp place for a long time.
How To Deal With Scorpion Stings?
- Immediately tie the side of the limb where the wound is located close to the heart with a cloth strip, for example, the palm is stung, the wrist should be tied, which will reduce the spread of toxins. The tightness should be able to fit into two fingers, and loosen it for 10-15 minutes every hour. Be careful not to tighten too much and for too long, otherwise it may cause avascular necrosis of the limbs.
- The venom was then suc out using a tool (e. g., cupping). Using 5% baking soda solution to wet the wound can neutralize the venom and relieve pain.
- Seek medical attention immediately if the pain is unbearable. If there are obvious symptoms such as muscle twitching, abnormal eye movement, vague language, salivation, foaming at the mouth, vomiting, anti-scorpion venom drugs can be applied (these need to be operated in a hospital).
- Patients with dyspnea may need endotracheal intubation or even tracheotomy to help them breathe, and those with decreased blood pressure may be rescued with antihypertensive drugs.