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Comment from: Beloved, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 09

I got bit on the knuckle of my second finger of my left hand. And it felt like I got burned by a cigarette. Then it just started burning and stinging more. It was very painful and was shooting up my arm. My whole arm hurt especially the joints all the way up to my shoulder. I couldn't use my arm for few hours. My finger is still numb and frozen 31 hours later. I still can't use it. If it gets moved the wrong way it hurts. Some of my friends said their arm was out for longer. The important thing to remember is to stay calm. I found clay very helpful to draw the poison and reduce the pain at the site. I ate raw garlic for antiseptic reasons and would have taken a large dose of vitamin C if I had it. I also drank a lot of water with lime and did some hot mineral baths.

Comment from: South Africa, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: December 13

I was stung on the tip of my finger by a scorpion (species unknown), no swelling or puncture marks visible, not really painful only a strange numb tingly sensation, especially when the finger is tapped or bumped. Already 48 hours has passed and still the same sensation but not as severe as in the beginning.

Comment from: cjt, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 10

I stepped on a brown scorpion of average size. It stung me between the toes--a sensitive spot. The searing pain is immediate. My body numbed the area within half an hour thank goodness. I soon noticed that my lips and tip of my tongue were also numb and tingly. 12 hours later, they still are. The sting site isn't swollen or red -- just tingly and numb.

Comment from: 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: July 11

I was bitten by a scorpion and I have severe pain and a tingling sensation on my leg. I was stung in the arch of my right foot. I was squeezing the area trying not to let the pain go up my leg. Every time I let go to rest, it would shoot pain up it. It hurts as if someone put a 10-inch kitchen knife in my foot and was twisting it.

Comment from: G-Ma, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 16

Four and a half hours after the two stings, extreme numbness in limbs, shaking of hands, cramping of legs and feet, impaired vision (especially right side), tremor in right side of face, and unable to stand.

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