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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)

An injury caused by the bite of a snake that frequently results in two puncture wounds from the animal's fangs. Sometimes poisoning from the bite may cause redness, swelling, and severe ...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?

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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Late onset of redness and swelling after a snake bite. What needs to be done?

Late onset of redness and swelling after a snake bite.  What needs to be done?

Go to the hospital: Depends on where you are and what kind of snake. In general with an immediate reaction you need to get checked out ...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

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Which snake bite is most venomous? Coral snakes, rattlesnakes, copperheads, and the cottonmouth?

Which snake bite is most venomous? Coral snakes, rattlesnakes, copperheads, and the cottonmouth?

Rattlesnake: of those listed the rattlesnake is the most venomous, in the world it is the inland taipan snake ...Read more

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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?

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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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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Can non venomous snake bite be cured?

Sure: 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. ...Read more

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Can you die from non venomous snake bite?

Infections: 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. ...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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