Stating that the findings that may arise may differ, Karagöl said, “Symptoms and findings may vary depending on the animal that caused the bite or sting. Some people have an allergic reaction to an insect bite or sting. This reaction can be local (localized) or involve the whole body (systemic). “An allergic reaction involving the whole body (systemic) requires immediate medical attention as it can be potentially life threatening.”
Karagöl stated that local (local) signs and symptoms in scorpion stings can be seen in the form of pain, swelling, redness or rash and itching in the bite or sting area. Karagöl, the signs and symptoms that concern the whole body are: “Rash, itching, muscle cramps, tremors and tingling, sweating, wheezing, hoarseness or difficulty in breathing, dizziness or fainting, difficulty in swallowing, swelling of the face and lips, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. , anxiety or restlessness and fainting”.
Instructor See. Özlem Karagöl listed the things to be done within the scope of first aid in scorpion stings as follows:
Calm the injured. Do not move the sting area. Gently wash the affected area with soap and water. Apply cold to the sting site for 15 minutes. Apply a bandage so that it does not interfere with blood circulation, and do not perform any operation, such as cutting or sucking on the sting. If the person has severe pain, give painkillers. Ask for help by calling or calling the 112 emergency number.”
Karagöl also emphasized that in insect bites and stings, procedures such as suctioning, cutting and injection of the wound should be avoided in order to prevent the poison from mixing with the blood.
“They cause infection and delay wound healing,” Karagöl said.