Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Scorpion Bites Treatment

Treatment for scorpion stings usually includes wound care, cold compresses, and oral antihistamine medications for itching. Other treatments include corticosteroid creams, oral antibiotics, and tetanus vaccination. Additional treatment for poisonous scorpion stings may include intravenous fluids, antivenom, and oral corticosteroids.

Treatment options for a scorpion sting include:


Treatment for a poisonous scorpion sting may include:
  • Intravenous fluids
  • Antivenom for scorpion stings
  • Epinephrine injections:
    • Used for severe reactions
  • Oral corticosteroids

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Last Updated: Jan 4, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Scorpion Bites References
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