Updated: Jun 9, 2020
In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration approved “Anascorp,” the first treatment for scorpion stings. This anti-venom is made out of horse plasma, and had been developed and used in Mexico. Studies have shown that scorpion sting symptoms disappear within a few hours after administration. It must be noted that Anascorp may cause early or delayed allergic reactions in people sensitive to horse proteins. The most common side effects of Anascorp were vomiting, fever, rash, nausea, itchiness, headache, runny nose, and muscle pain. Anascorp is expensive. Insurance companies may not cover this prescription. Some people have paid $5,000 or more for one vial. But this should not deter you from seeking treatment at the hospital. "Anascorp saved my child's life," says Tony Gonzales, co-founder of Scorpion Repel. Scorpion stings are no joke and could cause serious pain or even death.
If you want to keep scorpions out of your home, you have to use Scorpion Repel. A toxic free and chemical free clear application is applied to the base of your home, and scorpions cannot attach themselves to the application so they cannot climb up into your home. It is a one-time application that lasts for years.