How long does it take for a scorpion bite to kill you?

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2010-03-11 04:31:08

Most deaths occur during the first 24 hours after the sting from

a Centruroides genus of scorpion. Young children and older

people with heart or respiratory problems should seek immediate

medical attention. Stings from other types of scorpions will make

you miserable for a day or so and can be relieved with an

analgesic. If you can capture the scorpion and take it with you to

the doctor, it may help in determining the proper treatment.


Scorpions do not bite they sting.

Some kinds of scorpion venom affect the liver and you might live

for decades until you die from liver failure.

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