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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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I am going to the ED for snake bite, what to expect?

I am going to the ED for snake bite, what to expect?

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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What is the definition or description of: snake bite?

What is the definition or description of: snake bite?

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

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How long will it take to have tissue damage after a cottonmouth snake bite?

How long will it take to have tissue damage after a cottonmouth snake bite?

See below: Depending on whether the bite was a dry bite (no venom injected) or non-dry (with venom injected) will determine this. Also, factors like: the grade of the bite (amount of venom injected), the health of the patient and the age of the patient will determine the rate/amount of tissue damage. ...Read more

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Is non venomous snake bite painful?

Is non venomous snake bite painful?

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 more

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What do you recommend for non venomous snake bite?

What do you recommend for non venomous snake bite?

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 more

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Is it safe to try and suck the venom out of a snake bite?

Is it safe to try and suck the venom out of a snake bite?

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 more

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What are the most common symptoms of non venomous snake bite?

What are the most common symptoms of non venomous snake bite?

Infection: More than likely infection of wound would be the result and also one should be up to date with tetanus as well. Definitely see a doctor though. ...Read more

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