A randomized trial comparing intravenous paracetamol, topical lidocaine, and ice application for treatment of pain associated with scorpion stings

Aksel G., Guler S., DOĞAN N. Ö., Corbacioglu S. K.

HUMAN & EXPERIMENTAL TOXICOLOGY, vol.34, no.6, pp.662-667, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0960327114551394
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.662-667
  • Keywords: Scorpions, pain management, pain measurement, emergency medicine (MeSH database), CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS, ENVENOMATION, CHILDREN
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Appropriate treatment for scorpion-associated pain was not previously studied in detail in the literature. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of three treatment modalities in patients with painful scorpion stings using visual analog scale (VAS) scores.