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2022 Oct 10

Wilderness Environ Med

Comparison of Intravenous Paracetamol, Dexketoprofen Trometamol, or Topical Lidocaine Use for Pain Relief in Scorpion Stings: A Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Study.


Turgut K, Yavuz E, Gülaçtı U, Aydın İ, Sönmez C, Aktaş N, Arslan E
Wilderness Environ Med. 2022 Oct 10.
PMID: 36229383.


After a scorpion sting, patients commonly present to hospitals with pain. Our study sought to compare the analgesic efficacy of IV paracetamol, IV dexketoprofen trometamol, topical lidocaine, and placebo in patients reporting pain after presenting with a history of scorpion sting.