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A friend that we have over at our house just got stung by a

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A friend that we have over at our house just got stung by a scorpion and we were wondering what we should do it was a big scorpion not a baby

mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

Customer:

we are trying to figure out what we need to do

mysticdoc :

first of all, clean the site with soap and water.

mysticdoc :

tap the site to see if the pain is worsening.

mysticdoc :

Observe for development of any signs below which suggests severe reaction:

mysticdoc :

restlessness, muscle fasciculations, hypersalivation, cranial nerve dysfunction, roving eye movements

mysticdoc :

These signs require immediate medical attention in the emergency room.

mysticdoc :

Otherwise, the mild pain and swelling can be managed with oral ibuprofen.

mysticdoc :

A tetanus prophylaxis also is required if not taken within 5 yrs

Customer:

ok that helps so just watch for those signs if they dont show dont worry about it to much

mysticdoc :

correct

Customer:

ok i will let him know thank you very much thats a lot of help

mysticdoc :

Observe for next 5 hours since the bite.

mysticdoc :

very welcome.

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