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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

Can you die from non venomous snake bite?

Infections

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Snake bite from non-poisonous snake, like any other animal bite, may introduce microbes at the site of the bite that may cause disseminated infection, which if untreated may cause death
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Dr. Bac X. Nguyen answered:

Is non venomous snake bite painful?

Can be

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non-venemous just means no toxic/dangerous substance from the snake going inside your dbody, but the punctures from the teeth can be painful in certain areas of the body--sensitive areas. Fortunately though, these are often small and only causes minor discomfort, escpecially if you have high pain tolerance.. monitor for signs of infection...swelling, redness, pain, puss etc... check with your doc
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How to treat a non-venomous snake bite?

Even if you are

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bitten by a snake that is not venomous it is important to have good wound care and to get a tetanus shot if needed.
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What do you recommend for non venomous snake bite?

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Non-venomous snake bites can be very painful and at high risk for infection. Certainly cleaning the area with soap and water is the best first step. If any signs of infection develop (worsening pain, redness and swelling are the most common) then you should seek medical care. I am hoping you are certain the bite was from a non-venomous snake.
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Which treatment works the best and fastest for non venomous snake bite?

4 minute rinse

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Rinse your wound well. Hold it under a running tap of lukewarm water fro 4 minutes. Watch a clock [it will seem like a LONG time. It's singing the alphabet song 8 times!]. You don't need antibacterial soap or hydrogen peroxide. Watch for infection signs: redness, increased pain, pus, tenderness/red streaks.
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What's the best treatment to get rid of non venomous snake bite?

Treat for infection

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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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What can I do for my non venomous snake bite without going to a doctor?

Call poison control

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Local poison control always keeps treatments for bites of any type on file and are available by phone anytime.
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Dr. Steven F. Hill answered:

Should I see a specialist for non venomous snake bite, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

PCP good.

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You should get it checked by your doctor who can evaluate for infection, inflammation, etc. - if he/she feels it necessary for you to see a specialist they can direct you to the proper specialist.
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Dr. Ryan Stanton answered:

Can non venomous snake bite be cured?

Sure

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If the snake is non venomous, there is nothing to do other than clean the wound and monitor for infection. Your tetanus shot needs to be up to date as well. Otherwise you can just let it ride.
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Snake bite is a puncture wound & should be treated accordingly with wound irrigation, prophylaxis for potential infections, update on tetanus prophylaxis if not current.
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