Scorpion stings

The small bark scorpion Centruroides sculpturatus is the most dangerous scorpions
for humans.

Generally do not cause serious health problems for healthy adults, but can cause life-threatening problems for infants, children, and older adults.

Signs and symptoms include: dyspnea, pulmonary edema, blurred vision, impaired swallowing, slurred speech, drooling, muscle and eye movement disorders.

Adverse reactions to scorpion stings include: site of envenomation as proximal sites  are more dangerous, the number of stings, the amount of venom injected, as well as the age and body mass of the victim.
Venom can penetrate tissues fast and symptoms such as local pain, paresthesia, sialorrhea, psychomotor agitation, autonomic instability, fasciculations, nystagmus, and movement disorders can appear.
 Symptoms, may be  local to the sting site or can demonstrate cranial or peripheral nervous system involvement.
Bronchospasm, bronchorrhea and discordant muscle activity and catecholamine surge may be present.

Scorpion immune injection available.

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