Scorpion

Scorpion

Observation - Scorpion - Global. Description: A yellow scorpion, about 6cm long. Found on the first floor in a house in Ayvalik, Turkey. There had been a farmers market in the square that day. Upon being stung on the ankle, poison was felt in the waist within a few minutes. Excruciating pain intens

A yellow scorpion, about 6cm long. Found on the first floor in a house in Ayvalik, Turkey. There had been a farmers market in the square that day.
Upon being stung on the ankle, poison was felt in the waist within a few minutes. Excruciating pain intensified for up to 24hrs and the leg was paralysed and spasmed. After 2 days the pain began to subside and the patient could walk again after 3 or 4 days. It took 10 days for the foot to feel completely normal again. An antidote was given by injection a couple of hours after the sting.