Scorpion Envenomation Treatment & Management

 

Emergency Department Care

Supportive care in all cases and antivenom in severe cases are used for the treatment of scorpion envenomation.

Total ≥2 = Hospitalization

Medical care

Because the clinical manifestations and severity of the symptoms vary among patients, individualize management of scorpion stings. Furthermore, frequent patient monitoring allows earlier recognition of the life-threatening problems of scorpion envenomation. Treatment generally consists of moving the patient away from the scorpion and stabilizing the patient's airway and vital signs, followed by administration of antivenin and institution of symptomatic and local treatment.

 

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