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Can You Die From Non Venomous Snake Bite
Can be: 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ER: 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
4 minute rinse: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: First, remain calm then remove any constricting clothing or rings or jewelry. Next, immobilize the affected area if possible. And finally, call 911 or get to an er asap! the only treatment for venomous snake bite is antivenin. Do not suck on the wound, cut the area, apply a tourniquet, apply ice or use the typical snake bite kits that are in every sportsman store, none work and make it worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Simply speaking: venomous bites are received from a species of snake that produces venom. There are grades of envenomation which are determined by the type of venomous snake biting and the severity of the symptoms caused by the venom. There are some bites that are "dry" - no venom injected. Dr. Sean bush from loma linda is an expert in this field and i will defer to him. ...Read more
Don't try: Don't try to suck out venom, cut the area, place ice on the area, or constrict blood flow. Simply immobilize the area and get the bite victim to a medical care center (er) for care asap. Furthermore, if you did try to suck out the venom and had a mouth sore, dental care/infection, you could get venom into your system as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the bite.: If it is a venomous snake, immediate medical evaluation is required to determine whether Antivenin is required. Knowing the type of snake will help (native vs. Exotic) significantly. Also, tetanus status needs to be determined. The most important piece of equipment needed after a venomous snakebite is a phone to call for help! ...Read more
Don't see how: It would help the victim relax and not panic, but it wouldn't do anything helpful about the bite itself. If the snake is venomous, a specific anti venom is needed. Even if non-venomous, the wound needs disinfection and local treatment. A tranquilizer can't do any of that. ...Read more
Depend on what snake: Specific anti venom is available especially in India where cobra bites and deaths are common, ( question is from India ) immediate measure apply a tourniquet and take to nearest medical facility . ...Read more
Venomous- no venom: If the type of snake is known – call ahead to emergency room so that that they can be prepared (anti-venom). Both venomous ; non-venomous bites require wound care. Recommend tetanus booster if none in last 10 years (in some situations it may be given if no tetanus shot in > 5 years). If you have had a serious venomous snake bite than life threatening conditions will be addressed first. You would. ...Read more
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