Scorpion Sting - Treatment

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Published: March 14

I live in Lagos, Nigeria western part. I was stung by a scorpion for the first time and as I am writing this I am scared, am only feeling the sharp pain from the sting. There is no light so there is no where I can lay my hands on ice and it's late. I still feel ok apart from being scared. I drank a lot of palm oil though but no change. It is a little scorpion. So I think I will have to wait for hours to see if a reaction occurs..

Published: December 03

I was stung in Hawaii in the jungle by dark brown scorpion, about 3 inches long. I was stung on my shin, just above the hiking boot. Excruciatingly painful! I had to walk over an hour out of the area on rough trail. By the time we got to our car I was dizzy, tingling all over, still in lots of pain. I used Lanacane anti-sting lotion at wound site, and bourbon for mental distress. I was sore and unable to eat for a couple of days. One week later, wound is still clearly visible. I'm going to get a scorpion tattoo there!.