Didnt even feel the sting
- I was sitting on the floor two days ago and saw a bark scorpion run out from under me, thought it was insane that I didn't get stung! Just noticed the sting this morning on my lower back.. I've been sick and nauseous all day I thought I had the flu. Guess the back is hard to feel if you get stung there.
- —Guest Elizabeth
Scorpion in Las Vegas
- I was at home drinking with friends by my pool, and around midnight I was reaching down to pick up my beer and bam! Grabbed a scorpion instead! The pain shot into my thumb. I had no idea what happened. My friend said "it's a scorpion". They squished it, and my wife called the doctor. I was ok except it hurt, was kind of numb and tingled. My whole hand felt hot. This happened 12 hours ago. Today my thumb hurts a little and there is a black mark on my thumb where it got me. Never felt sick. Will need the exterminator to do a double shot this month!
- —Guest Chris
tree bark scorpion
- Got stung by tree bark scorpion here in az. Luckily I did not see it happen or know about it or I would have had an anxiety attack thinking I was going to die.lol poison control was awesome support to keep me calm. My throat felt a little funny but I took some benedryl. I began to get little red bumps around the painful area not being able to see an actual sting. The area of bumps became a larger area. In the sunshine about 8 hours after it happens I could see a light red circle. The pain is the worst ever. The sting is on my left forearm. It has been 16 hours and the pain is still terrible. Tears... I can't wait for it to go away. It has been scary.
- —Guest jess
got me - abdomen
- Carrying hay to feed horses and propped what I had on hip to open the gate. At first I thought it was a piece of hay poking me, but pain shot through to belly button and I dropped the flakes. Saw scorpion scuttle out and then back into hay about 3" long. Went back to barn for rake and teased it back out of hiding, killed it. Pain was incredible like hot needle. This was 10 days ago and am still a bit nauseous, although pain from sting subsided about 24 hours later. Did get tetnus shot. Not an experience I want to have again.
- —Guest yellowfarmdog
It was in my pants!!!
- Living in this house (Henderson, NV) for 5 years. No signs of scorpions anywhere, anytime. Needed to work on the a/c unit. Ran upstairs and changed out of my work pants and grabbed a pair of denim shorts off of the laundry basket (that I put in the day before) and when I put the shorts on, I felt a "pin prick" on my thigh. Scratched at it and looked down to see a scorpion (bark variety I believe from the pictures I compared to) fall out of my shorts! After I found a shoe and squished it, I looked online and learned that I should wash the area with soap and water and then ice it, 10 min on, 10 min off. Did that. Was VERY numb and "hot feeling" over my whole thigh. Started to get painful about three hours later...AMAZINGLY PAINFUL! Couldn't sleep. My lips & tongue started to get numb but breathing was fine. By morning (about 12 hrs from sting), the pain started to subside & was just numb. Got the tetanus shot JIC. 18 hrs later no pain, just numb. 48 hours later, all normal.
- —Guest Timo
Should be interesting
- Well I've only been in az for 2 months now and I just finished moving in from NY. Just yesterday I opened a door and found a bark scorpion a step away from me . Luckily I saw it early before I walked into it or I would have been stung. I'm not too big on this scorpion deal and I'm actually pretty worried but hopefully I find a way to live with them for this year. Im not looking forward to expeirencing this extremely painful numbness that people are talking about in the case that I do sometime end up getting stung.
- —Guest Eisenhower
- Stung on July 6, 2012, in Phoenix back home in Canada July 10,2012 and my finger is still numb, not sure if this is good. No pain,but I had tingling past my elbow for 14 hr after the sting, if there is a next time I will be sure to go to emergency to get something stronger than Tylenol the pain is something else.
- —Guest Yellow Grandma
ouch! what did I step on?
- I was going to attend one of my children when I got a shock like pain in my foot. I honestly thought id been shocked by an electrical wire in the floor!?! Then I knew it was a scorpion sting. I'm glad I only got stung once, it was on my pants. I shook it off grabbed a container to trap it, so none of the kids got stung. Then the pain began. I knew I needed to calm down. Yelled out some profanities. I washed the area with soap and water. Put a cold compress on it. (Not colder then refrigerator temp) and called posion control. It feels like my foot fell asleep. But a little worse. My foot is numb around the sting. And I have some twitching in that leg. There is a weird raised ring about 1 inch out from the sting that goes in a circle. No blurred vision, no drooling, no pain in my face, just some unconfortableness, and mild pain.
Strung in Tucson
- I woke up yesterday morning and right before I got up there was a sharp pain in my left leg. Then another...then another. Finally I jumped out of bed and after pulling of the sheet, found a 2 inch bark scorpion that "had it's way" with me. I went to Urgent Care and was told that it would resolve within 12-24 hours. They told me to ice it and gave me a prescription for Vicodin for the pain. I went home and after another hour the pain was getting worse and my arms and legs were getting numb. I was also getting blurry vision. I called Poison control and they were very helpful. Two hours later they called back and when I described the symptoms they told me to go to the ER. I was hooked up to monitors, IV Fluids, given pain meds and observed for about eight hours. Since I was in Arizona by myself at our second home I was happy to be "observed" 24 hours later the pain has subsided, yet my joints are very sore. I hope never to have to go through this again.
- —Guest Greg
bark scorpion sting on instep
- I was stupidly walking barefoot in my Gold Canyon, AZ house in Spring of 2009 & stepped on a bark scorpion. I have a high pain tolerance, but this was unreal. The pain quickly shot up my foot all the way to my knee. It felt like a severe burn with continuous electric shocks pulsing through the burned area. I began jerking from the pain so my family insisted on taking me to the ER. The doctor determined I did not have neurological involvement and gave me a Percocet script, which did absolutely nothing. Only ice packs helped. I was stung about 10:30 pm and the severe pain lasted approximately eight hours. I was lame for about 3 days and the affected area was numb and sore for another week. The weird thing about the pain was how unrelenting it was. I found natural childbirth to be less intense because you get a rest between contractions. All in all this was so much worse even than childbirth! Others have said their stings weren't so bad. Maybe the instep has a lot of nerve endings.
- —Guest taylordye
- I just woke up batting something away from my shoulder in bed... now my arm and face and tounge are numb and my vision is weird, I have a Ice pack on it, but I can't find the little guy.
- —Guest Brian
Damn! What was that?!!
- There I was just trying to watch a movie,then all of the sudden.i get a sharp pain in my chest,like getting a tattoo.and my first instinct was to grap my shirt and squeeze.when I unbuttoned my shirt and through it off there it was a little baby scorpion.so I called the 1 800 # and all they said was ti wash it with soap amd water,then put ice on it for yen minutes.to sooth the pain amd take some good pills,just make sure to get yiur immunization shots when you should never know when a little bastard might sneek a sting...
- —Guest Franky
- I have scorpions all over the yard, in the garden, under laundry, and everywhere. I have not been stung by one once. I stepped on one at night getting ready for bed and felt it touch my foot but it did not sting me. I lifted my foot immediately and saw the thing run under the bed. I have also had them run across my hand while harvesting and watering the garden with no sting. They don't sting unless they absolutely feel threatened. I kept a couple as pets and tried to feed them a grasshopper. I watched them come out from under the bark then run back under after seeing the mammoth grasshopper. They are scared little critters and rarely sting unless provoked. Yes when they crawl under your sheet and wait for prey to enter their domain then this giant gargantuan foot comes slithering through the sheets, they will sting but that is only fair. LOL Wouldn't you try and stab a giant alien foot if it came falling out of the sky toward your face?
- —Guest Andre
Bitten in the mid of night by a scorpion
- I am someone who sleep late at night and therfore I took time watching TV in the sitting room when I felt a sharp sting on my leg so I switched on the light and I saw a little scorpion and killed it.
- —Guest Henrik
Get it done
- Immediately take benadryl 40-60 mg if you're an adult. About 3 hours later, Take charcol to absorb venom. Consult a doctor if you're not sure or have signs symptoms of shortness of breath, throat tightness, drooling or dizziness.
- —Guest Jane