How to Treat a Scorpion Sting. Scorpions are small creatures found mainly in desert and tropical regions of the world. If you are stung by a scorpion, you can treat the sting yourself in many cases, but a poisonous scorpion sting requires attention from your local hospital.
Things You'll Need
- A dry towel
- A telephone
- Topical bite relief medication (optional)
Identify the sting. If you have pain, burning, a little swelling and slight numbness, you can treat the sting yourself. However, if you experience hyperactivity, blurry vision, muscle twitching, tingling of the extremities or roving eye movements, the sting may be poisonous.
Go immediately to the nearest hospital if you experience a poisonous sting, such as from a bark scorpion.
Wash the area of the sting with soap and water.
Call the poison control center at 1-800-362-0101.
Call your doctor and schedule to have your tetanus shots brought up to date if they currently are not.
Apply topical medication if necessary.
Keep a close eye on the sting and your health. If you feel sick or the sting swells abnormally, seek care at an emergency room immediately.