Scorpions are predatory animals of the arachnid family, and their bite is extremely dangerous. Pain is felt immediately and swelling with a red spot will appear within a few minutes. It can even be fatal.

There are about 1000 species of scorpions in the world. Scorpions have eight legs, a pair of claws, and a flexible, segmented tail. Scorpion stings are mostly harmless, despite the fact that some of them produce deadly venom, deadly to humans. The impact causes swelling with a stinging sensation.

The sting of scorpions is at the tip of their tail, with two glands that contain venom, a poisonous substance. Scorpions sting to protect themselves from humans. People do not need medical treatment; typically, they can use ice and antihistamines to relieve the pain.

Most scorpion stings are painful, but they are not fatal. Only 5% of scorpion bites need medical treatment. Only about 30 of the scorpion species have deadly bites. The most dangerous bite is that of the bark scorpion found in Arizona. They also live in parts of California, New Mexico and Texas. You should see a doctor if you are bitten by a bark scorpion.

Some possible complications:

Scorpion venoms cause pain and can have a negative effect on the nervous system. A child may be more severely affected than an adult.

  • You may feel numbness throughout your body with muscle tremors.
  • There will be shortness of breath.
  • There may be some unusual movements of the neck, head and eyes.
  • You may experience a thick tongue or excessive drooling and drooling.
  • You may have seizures.
  • You may feel nauseous
  • Some may experience vomiting
  • The heartbeat may be irregular with high blood pressure
  • Some may have severe abdominal pain.

Some Preventive Measures

Scorpions come out at night. People can avoid these hours (for walking). Or you can wear shirts with long sleeves, full hem. Scorpions tend to protect themselves by hiding in wardrobes, sheets and shoes. So be careful and be vigilant when handling these things. Scorpions usually come out in the summer during the hiking or camping seasons. They bite on the hands, arms, legs and feet and inject deadly venom.

Some other measures are:

  • Always wear protective covered shoes.
  • Be careful when moving logs and rocks while hiking or camping in the woods.
  • Never touch or try to catch scorpions with bare hands. They can bite right away.
  • Antivenom can be taken as a preventive measure against scorpion stings. It is most effective before the bite.
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