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what's the best treatment to get rid of non venomous snake bite?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Simple: If the bite is from a non venomous snake, it should be treated like any other bite. Irrigation, ice, elevation, compression if needed. Antiinflammatory medications for pain. If it is infected, it may need to be drained or treated with antibiotics. Also, make sure you are current on your tetanus shot, as it may very well be contaminated with soil.
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Treat for infection: A nonvenomous bite should still be treated for infection and tetanus prophylaxis. Contact your doctor to be evaluated and treated appropriately.

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Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Is it a poisonous s: I'm assuming your symptoms are mild, else you would not be typing. No pain, no swelling no problem. Get up to date on your tetanus, as a reminder. Late onset redness, pain, is probably infected , seek help. Rapid onset pain, get to er.

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