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What If You Have Coldness In Your Foot After A Snake Bite
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
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
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
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
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
Rattlesnake: Of those listed the rattlesnake is the most venomous, in the world it is the inland taipan snake ...Read more
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
Is it a poisonous s:
I'm assuming your symptoms are mild, else you would not be typing.
No pain, no swelling no problem. Get up to date on your tetanus, as a reminder. Late onset redness, pain, is probably infected, seek help.
Rapid onset pain, get to er. ...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
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
In the management of snake bite after first aid what antivenom can be used generally in most cases, dose and route?
First Aid for Bite: A person bitten by a poisonous snake must go to an emergency room for treatment beyond basic first aid (easily reviewed on sites like webmd or medlineplus) the administration of Antivenin or other injectibles (except Epinephrine if person is prescribed one) should be done by trained professionals. You will likely do more harm than good! Fatality in us for bites is 0.2% less than bees and wasps! ...Read more
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
Seek tx.: Seek medical care.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Infection: Infection at the site of the bite and cause pain. ...Read more
Types: The types or kinds of snake. Wear snake boots when walking. ...Read more
There is always: A possibility of piercings closing up if not used. ...Read more
?: Your question is not clear. What do you mean by done differently? ...Read more
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
Now it's more than 10 hrs, I have no symptoms for snake bite. Now can I relax n confirm the snake wasn't poisonous?
10hr/snake/bite: NO You need to be seen by poison control... ...Read more
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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