sleeping with the enemy
- i was laying down breast feeding my daughter when i felt something crawling on my leg close to my butt and than took my hand and swiped it away and felt like a bee sting told my husband to turn on the light and yup a baby scorpion on my leg and my husband knocked it off and killed the damn thing and flushed it down the toilet but first time getting stung ( queen creek AZ )
- —Guest duke
About Those Chickens
- I read your article about cats and possibly chickens being immune to scorpion stings, I very seriously doubt chickens are immune. I had a fancy rooster (the kind with the Space Ball Helmet looking head) he swallowed a scorpion and promptly died. I think it stung him on the way down. Poor rooster, he never was the brightest one we had.
- Was in bed sleep with my right hand under my pillow. Surprise scorpion stung my index finger.knew right away what it was. Been stung 2 times before. Nothing like this pain. Uncontrolled crying. Numb. Pain. Lots of tingling.was so mad that it hurt that bad.2 days later it still hurts. Now I'm sprayed every month. Why do we need those ugly things?
- —Guest sue r
- my wife just had surgery and has been sleeping on the couch. We had a scorpion problem last summer. but went to war with them. home depot a amonia sulfate that you sprinkle aroung your yard, that eats there exo-skeleton from underneath. anyways at 200 am my wife was screaming. she step on a little scorp, but had little or, no affect on her, or her foot!
- —Guest az stung
- So i was on my way out to work and felt an ant and felt an ant bite then fell another and bite then that's when the pain got me the dad finally go dad finally got home and I and I couldn't get up I called poison cont and the and they said Tyleno and a cold compress would work the pain is and just as ba not to mentio the annoyinoying. Tingling
- —Guest too much of a rush to pay attention
83 yr.old, bit by scorpion.
- I was hosing down driveway in az, when I had a very intense pain in my left ankle. It was like a coal from a campfire landed in top of my shoe. When I went to remove it like pressing a hot coal into my ankle. That is intence pain. I dumped it out on driveway and it was only about an inch long and yellowish green. I knew what it was and heard that bite is not deadly, I washed of the ankle with the hose and finished the job. But I never had a pain like that before. 4 or 5 hrs later still pain and foot numb, I went to drug store and was asked if I had muscle spasm or short breath, No. I took a dose of benadril and Tylenol. Pain and numb lasted 2 days. But this was 3 or 4 mos. ago and since then I developed pain in left hip and tired sore legs. I dont know if it is from the sting or not but my left foot sole still feels numb, barefooted in the morning. I guess it is going away.now. No other symtoms.
- —Guest R vanFossan
what can i do???
- Hi i have 2years living in a apartment in Glendale Az since i move to this apartments almost every other week i found 2 or 3 bark scorpions. I really hate scorpions i don't know what to do anymore. Pest control comes every month.
- —Guest Tina
- I was walking to my kitchen to grab a snack when i felt a stinging sensation as if I stepped on a thumb tac. I looked at my foot with intentions on pulling whatever it was I stepped on out, didnt feel or see anything so i Looked down and there it was, a huge freaking scorpion! Mind you, it's December! Although its cold out durning the night, in Phoenix AZ it's still in the mid 80's during the day! I thought Scorpions only attacked during the summer lol silly me! After having a anxiety attack ( always heard that you were ever bitten by a scorpion, you'll die) I called poision control after my boyfriend laughed as I screamed, "call 911" the nurse was able to calm me down, she insisted that I wash the area with soap & water, then apply a ice pack to area. It's been 48 hours and the pain is just barely starting to ease up... Foot is still swollen and tingling but no more burning sensations... Ugh FML
- —Guest Giselle
Stung on my derrière
- My dad is a drywall installer and I was helping him repair the outside ceiling of a Mesa house. I was wearing jean shorts, sitting on the patio rolling up plastic wrap, when I felt a prick in the right cheek of my derrière. I SHOT into the air and saw a small orange bark scorpion beneath me. I felt a tingling sensation spread throughout the whole area. Strangely, the pain subsided in about ten minutes; I didn't even have anything to take or apply to the area. I guess he just gave me a warning shot.
- —Guest bfisch
Bark Scorpions are scary!!
- I live with my family.. I'm 14 years old. I see bark scorpions ALL the time in my bedroom but rarely anywhere else in the house. I'm terrified... I have been doing research and it says they are extremely dangerous. I seriously don't want to die right now. I have no idea what to do..
- —Guest KelseyGirl
Bark Scorpion in Las Vegas
- Got stung by a bark scorpion on the big toe. I use a black light led flashlight to find them - they fluoresce bright green so are easy to find.....rarely find them in the house, but as it gets colder, they look for warmer places. They're from plants brought in from AZ, and are the most toxic in US! It felt like stepping on a piece of glass; not wanting "it" to get deeper i drop down and try to pull out whatever i stepped on, but nothing is there! I look a foot away and there's the scorpion...about 1-1/4" long looking at me...i smash him. Weird thing is that the pain is immediate in me foot and numbness/tingling starts radiating up me leg to me knee...I'm in awe of how powerful the sting is. It feels like: pound your big toe with a hammer, stick a needle 1/4" into it (leave it there), then wire it to a 9volt battery. I took 800mg ibuprofen, then fell asleep; 6 hrs later it's numb and tingly (not painful); 12 more hrs and it was nearly normal. Can't imagine being stung elsewhere
- —Guest Ger
Third times a charm!
- I'd been stung camping back east which wasn't too bad, just achy for about three days. Moved into an infested house in AZ. They usually play dead, but I've had them charge at me with their tail up (they can be unprovoked aggressive). I got stung on the foot, but again it was just achy for about three days. Tonight I got it BAD. I felt a sting on my ankle, I kicked off my shoes. I thought it might be a scorpion, but I didn't see one, so I went to the den to watch tv. Then I felt a sting up my shorts-yep there. I ran to take a hot bath, and sure enough a baby scorpion floated to the top of the water. The other times I've been stung weren't too bad, but this time it's PAINFUL! I'm not a drama queen or a hypochondriac. I have a high tolerance for pain; I've been bit or stung by many things including: Brown recluse, jelly fish, Africanized bee, snake, etc. I'd say this scorpion sting rates with them as painful! Severe aches, headaches, and tingling. Hope this doesn't last too long!!
- —Guest Valencia
- Lived in AZ my whole life and only been stung twice. The last one was 15 min ago. Had to be a bark. It hit my little toe and it felt like I stepped on a nail. Looked down and it looked like he was laughing at me. Smashed him with a shoe. My foot hurts bad. Pain, numbness and tingling but mostly pain. So far localized to my leg but we''ll see.
- —Guest Mike
- Well what a surprise I just stepped on a small dark scorpion. Flet like I stepped on a piece of glass or piece of dog bone. Went to look an see what it was an the little @#$%## was running away! I'd say less than an inch long. I'm a nurse an kinda frecked out, Soaking in epsom salt with ice in water, took benadryl. Right now I feel fine, plan on going Trick or Treat with kids..Hope i'm OK, it just still feels like I stepped on a piece of glass. Thank you all for your info it has helped alot.
- —Guest julie
- Was living in Phx, in 1989 when my wife got stung by a scorpion on the inside of her bicep. I crawled out of her purse when she slung it over her shoulder. I smashed it and took it with me to the emergicare where they put it under a black light. They said if it glowed it was the most poisonous variety found in the region. It did and they asked if she had any respritory conditions. She didn't, but they said if she had that it would be a concern. They gave her a tetnus shot and sent her home. We went to dinner and everything was fine until she started flinging food off her fork. Apparently it is a toxin that interacts with your nervous system causing muscles to contract involuntarily. After a few good laughs we went home and she slept well.
- —Guest ZonieInCO