Last Modified on Sep 06, 2014
While the reputation of a scorpion bite or scorpion sting is somewhat inflated as to the dangers of its venom and the toxin's effects on the human body, a scorpion bite is still painful and can be dangerous for children and the elderly or infirm.
Symptoms of a scorpion sting include sensitivity in the area of the sting, numbness or tingling, pain or burning, and a relative lack of inflammation. Systemic symptoms may include dizziness, nausea, headache, changes in vision, and thickness in the throat or tongue.
Natural Remedies: A scorpion bite should be washed with soap and water, and then a cold compress should be applied to the area. Also remove any restrictive jewelry so that swelling does not impede circulation. Elevate the body part, if possible. An analgesic can reduce pain and inflammation.
[YEA] I got my first scorpion stings in Florida, when I was 10. I had gone out for firewood, and stuck my hand in a nest hiding below a log. My parents immediately immersed my hand in regular ammonia, and told me to quit screaming. My recollection is it worked very well, and by night time, I slept soundly.