What Does it Feel Like When You Get Stung by a Bark Scorpion? (and what to do) in Baja Mexico
In this video, you will find out what it feels like to be stung by a bark scorpion. The video is shot at an off-grid house located in Baja Mexico. You will find out from on the Living Radical site what it is like to experience the sting of the most venomous scorpion in North America. You will find out how Stephanie felt, and what to do if you get stung by an Arizona bark scorpion.
The scorpion bit happened at nighttime in an off-grid house located in Baja, Mexico, as this is the time of day when the scorpions come out and crawl around. Scorpions don't run away like spiders and hide when you come around. This is the problem with bark scorpions because they don't run away, they are super easy to step on. This makes them easy to step on; they are also difficult to see. The bark scorpions also seem to come out when it gets hotter outside. You might find yourself getting comfortable with your surroundings and forgetting to wear shoes. This particular bark scorpion bit occurred when Stephanie wasn't wearing any shoes. This is a good lesson when you are staying in a location where bark scorpions live; you always want to be conscious of the fact and keep shoes on. A good suggestion that you will get in the video is to use a black light, as it really helps you to see the bark scorpions. Stephanie was stung in the foot.
Apparently, getting stung in the foot is one of the better places to get stung by the bark scorpion. Stephanie initially thought she stepped on glass, as that it what the scorpion sting felt like. When Stephanie got stung by the bark scorpion, she immediately went to the bathroom and washed her foot in some soapy water, and she then put a cold compress on it, in her case she used a bag of frozen corn to help reduce any swelling. So if you get stung by a bark scorpion, you should wash the area right away, and then put a cold compress on it. You should also try and stay calm, so the blood doesn't circulate quite as quickly. You should then ice the area that has been stung. The icing of the area helps to immobilize the flow of blood and keep the poison from spreading. It is also a good idea to keep some Benadryl handy, so you can take it if a scorpion sting should occur. Benadryl is an antihistamine and will help with any allergic reaction such as inflammation. Stepanie kept her foot in the ice bath for about three hours. As for the pain, again Stephanie said it felt like she stepped on a piece of glass, worse than a bee sting. She also took some ibuprofen to help with the pain. She felt tired after the sting. She was off her foot for about three days, and felt at times like her foot was asleep, and she also felt tired. If you are stung in the foot, that is apparently one of the best places to be stung. If something like this should happen to you, and you have additional allergic reactions, such as trouble with breathing, you should immediately get to the doctor. You'll want to take a look at the full video.
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