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Suggest first aid procedure for scorpion bite

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Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
Question: Dear Dr.
IN our house back side full brown color scorpion is there what was the first kid kit we have to keep in room for emergency and what is the first aid procedure please help me
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
No real kit required, just keep ONLY acetaminophen tablets ready

Detailed Answer:
Hello sir and welcome.

Thank you for writing to us.

I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. The most common scorpions found in those regions are the XXXXXXX red scorpions and the first aid required in case of a sting/bite is the following:

+Acetaminophen tablets (at least 20 tablets, 2 tablets to be given every 4 hours); do not substitute the acetaminophen with any other tablet as they can contribute to complications
+Cold compress (cold water or cold pack)
+Wash the region with soap and cold water
+No incisions to the wound
+Do not try to suck the toxins from the wound
+Sterile dry dressing
+Remove any tight fitting clothes or jewellery

I hope I have explained things in a manner best understood by you ma'am. Please do not hesitate to write to me about anything, I am always here to help.

Best wishes.
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Brief Answer: No real kit required, just keep ONLY acetaminophen tablets ready Detailed Answer: Hello sir and welcome. Thank you for writing to us. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. The most common scorpions found in those regions are the XXXXXXX red scorpions and the first aid required in case of a sting/bite is the following: +Acetaminophen tablets (at least 20 tablets, 2 tablets to be given every 4 hours); do not substitute the acetaminophen with any other tablet as they can contribute to complications +Cold compress (cold water or cold pack) +Wash the region with soap and cold water +No incisions to the wound +Do not try to suck the toxins from the wound +Sterile dry dressing +Remove any tight fitting clothes or jewellery I hope I have explained things in a manner best understood by you ma'am. Please do not hesitate to write to me about anything, I am always here to help. Best wishes.