New treatment concerning scorpion stings - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

New treatment concerning scorpion stings

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This is not a good bedtime story, but at least it has a good ending. It's not unusual to find scorpions around here since they're common in the southwest. They usually come out at night. In fact, many victims report getting stung while sleeping.

There were 17,000 scorpion stings reported to poison control in 2009. Most adults just need soap and water on the bit, and then a cool compress.  However, that sting can be dangerous in young children and infants.

Here's what's new. The FDA has approved the first ever treatment for the most common type of scorpion stings. It's called Anascorp.  In a study of children, who were bitten and received this drug, all were okay within four hours of the sting.

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