Spider bites and scorpion stings

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How to avoid, recognize and treat spider bites and scorpion stings.

Key points

  • Spider bites typically cause mild, local reactions.
  • Scorpion stings cause pain, numbness and tingling at the site.
  • Seek medical attention if your child was stung by a scorpion, is having a serious reaction to a spider bite or if you think they were bitten by a venomous spider.
Last updated: June 10th 2015