Careful! The hot season is coming and with them the scorpions. What to do?


We leave you some recommendations to avoid being bitten by a scorpion

Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- Poisonous animals and insects tend to be more active during hot months, which is why the population must attend to preventive measures to avoid being bitten by insects such as the scorpion, which is very dangerous and even deadly for humans.

In Sinaloa, there are 18 species of scorpions, including the Noxius, which is considered extremely dangerous due to its poison.

For this reason, the Sinaloa Ministry of Health indicates some measures to avoid being bitten by these insects, one of them is not to walk barefoot; do not put feet or hands in hollows of trees, stones, caves, or nests. Shake out clothes and shoes before dressing, as well as bedding before going to bed.

Separate the beds from the wall. Observe the bathroom floor before bathing. Cover drains with wire mesh. Wear high-top boots when traveling through the countryside.

In the event that you have already been bitten by this animal, you should go to the hospital immediately.

Some of the symptoms after suffering a scorpion sting are:

1.-Pain, which can be intense.

2.-Numbness and tingling.

3.-Slight swelling.

4.-Sensation of heat.

According to various health institutions, the venom of the scorpion affects the cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, and nervous systems, and those who are most affected are children under three years of age and the elderly. Treatment will depend on the degree of poisoning of the victim.


The Mazatlan Post