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Child Stung by Scorpion: What to do Next

May 24, 2021 - By Britta Swanson


Let’s be honest, the majority of us don’t typically ponder on the thought of the hundreds of Arizona Bark Scorpions just lingering outside of our homes - I know I don’t.


Originally a Colorado native, I moved here with no awareness of the dangers of scorpions, and no clue what to do when stung. I’ve come to find that the Arizona Bark Scorpion is the most venomous scorpion in all of North America, and exceedingly toxic for children. You might be shocked by how common they are, getting into homes and buildings effortlessly.


Families in the valley need to be informed of these dangers and the steps and precautions to be taken for future prevention.


For Allison Doverspike, she was left horrified when her 10 month old son Grayson, was stung by a scorpion at their home. The sting affected him so badly that he began to violently shake and froth at the mouth. It turned out that Grayson initially placed the scorpion in his mouth and then proceeded to clench it in his hand, screaming and crying.