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Doctor insights on: Is An Elapid Snake Bite Curable

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Is an elapid snake bite curable?

Is an elapid snake bite curable?

Depends: The elapid group contains ~300 species with a variety of toxins within their bite. Where access to urgent & critical care services & Antivenin is available recovery is possible, although difficult. See: www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc172667/?Tool=pmcentrez. ...Read more

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Snake Bite (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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How to treat a non-venomous snake bite?

How to treat a non-venomous snake bite?

Even if you are : Bitten by a snake that is not venomous it is important to have good wound care and to get a tetanus shot if needed. ...Read more

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What is the home remedy for a snake bite?

What is the home remedy for a snake bite?

See below: For non-venomous bites, wound cleaning, checking tetnus status and watching for infection. For venomous bite, immobilize the area if it is a limb, remove any constricting clothing or jewerly and get to an er or call 911 for assistance. ...Read more

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Could a tranquilizer help for a snake bite?

No : It may help you relax but depending on the snake you may need special medical treatment. ...Read more

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What can you do to save some one from a snake bite if out side of hospital reach?

What can you do to save some one from a snake bite if out side of hospital reach?

Snake bite: Remove any constricting items like jewelry. Immobilize the limb (if bitten there) & keep it below heart level. Get a photo of the snake if you can from a safe distance. Get the person out of the wilderness and to emergency medical attention asap. If far out of reach, you will need to call an emergency rescue team. One reason it's good to bring your cell phone with you. ...Read more