What to do if you get stung by an asp?
In this regard, how bad is an ASP sting?
Their hairs are venomous and cause severe pain. It's not common to get stung, but if you've ever known a victim of the sting, you know it's a horrendous sensation.
Similarly, what happens if you touch an ASP? Through no fault of your own, simply by being in an area that the Texas Asp is found in, you can accidentally come into contact with this caterpillar. When it rubs your skin, its venomous spines stick into the dermal tissue, resulting in a severe rash or burning sensation.
Similarly, how long does the pain from an ASP sting last?
Other symptoms may include headaches, nausea, vomiting, intense abdominal distress, lymphadenopathy, lymphadenitis, and sometimes shock or respiratory stress. Erythematous spots or hemorrhagic papules may appear at the site of the sting and last for 1-5 days.
How poisonous is an ASP?
According to Plutarch, Cleopatra tested various deadly poisons on condemned people and concluded that the bite of the asp (from aspis—Egyptian cobra, not European asp) was the least terrible way to die; the venom brought sleepiness and heaviness without spasms of pain.