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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

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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What should one do after a snake bite to prevent a major reaction?

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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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?

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

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

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

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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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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Would you be able to get anesthesia whilst getting a snake bite piercing?

Probably not: Most people placing piercings or doing tattoos do not have the requisite training or credentials to use local anesthetics. ...Read more

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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

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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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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 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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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

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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