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