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Doctor insights on: Venomous Snake Bite

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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

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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Can non venomous snake bite be cured?

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?

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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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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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 first aid for a venomous snake bite?

What is first aid for a venomous snake bite?

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 more

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What is the best treatment for non venomous snake bite?

What is the best treatment for non venomous snake bite?

Snake bite: Snake bite is a puncture wound & should be treated accordingly with wound irrigation, prophylaxis for potential infections, update on tetanus prophylaxis if not current. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for non venomous snake bite?

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 more

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Will non venomous snake bite kill me if I don't get treatment?

If it gets infected: Any animal bite can lead to infections, which may be serious. It's best to get it checked. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of non venomous snake bite?

What's the best treatment to get rid of non venomous snake bite?

Treat for infection: A nonvenomous bite should still be treated for infection and tetanus prophylaxis. Contact your doctor to be evaluated and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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

Call poison control: Local poison control always keeps treatments for bites of any type on file and are available by phone anytime. ...Read more

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

PCP good.: 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. ...Read more

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Are non venomous snake bites as painful as venomous snake bites?

Are non venomous snake bites as painful as venomous snake bites?

No: Venom can inflict a great deal of pain because of tissue destruction, so venomous bites tend to be worse. However, a non-venomous bite can still be traumatic, tear and lacerate the skin and cause heavy bleeding along with a risk of infection. ...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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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 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 should one do after a snake bite to prevent a major reaction?

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

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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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Hi docs, would a tranquilizer help for a snake bite?

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

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What is the post treatment of a poisonous snake bite?

What is the post treatment of a poisonous snake bite?

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

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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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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 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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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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