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PostSubject: Re: Allergic to venom?   9/3/2010, 8:08 am

Does anyone know of anyone having a bad reaction to a pandinus imperator? Im alergic to mosquito bites and do get slight swelling if stung by wasps so am too scared to handle mine!
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PostSubject: Allergic to venom?   9/14/2010, 2:17 am

i got blasted by mine a couple times , its over as soon as it begins! not even close to a bee sting. Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Allergic to venom?   11/18/2010, 1:57 am

I'm aware this is an old post, BUT:

1) It was split from the envenomation report thread because it didn't document a sting, and

2) It's (almost) physiologically impossible to be allergic to scorpion venom, as it contains no histamines, which are the chemicals that trigger allergic reactions in bee stings.

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PostSubject: Re: Allergic to venom?   11/24/2010, 9:40 am

When you have allergies, the most important thing is to prevent it from exposure to allergens. If you have a food allergy then avoid food allergens. If you are allergic to environmental allergens, the fixed guard Clean house from house dust mites and animal fur. If a chemical allergy then avoid chemicals that cause allergies, choose fragrance-free detergents and dyes, avoid cosmetics and beauty products. If you use anti-allergy drugs then follow the instructions of use and do not forget to control your doctor. If you experience severe allergic then you consider using a mark of identity that you have a history of severe allergies.

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PostSubject: Re: Allergic to venom?   11/24/2010, 10:16 am

There has never been a confirmed allergic reaction to scorpionstings of any kind (not any that has been recorded anyway!

I might advice to read this post!
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PostSubject: Re: Allergic to venom?   11/24/2010, 1:01 pm

The only thing I've found to confirm possible allergic reactions was a study documenting a skin test using Centruroides vittatus venom where several participants exhibited a positive reaction -- but this is the type of test where they poke you in the skin with a potential allergen to see what happens. I'm not yet convinced that this is indicative of scorpion-induced anaphylaxis.

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PostSubject: Re: Allergic to venom?   11/26/2010, 6:51 pm

if your really worried there must be a way to get it tested. or you could do it yourself, E. flavicaudis would be my envenomator of choice lol! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Allergic to venom?   1/13/2011, 12:38 am

Testing yourself would not be a bad idea. If by some small chance I am allergic to the venom I have an Epi pen and an Epinephrine inhaler. Both of those can be purchased at local drug stores, and they are pretty inexpensive.
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