6 doctors weighed in:

Should you call 911 for rattlesnake bite?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Call 911. The Rattle

Snake has deadliest venom of pit viper family in the us.
If bitten stay calm. Identify snake if possible. Don't cut skin, use ice or apply tight tourniquet. Can use venom extractor within 5 min (but it's effectiveness has been questioned). Don't run – walk / be carried to a vehicle. . Have someone at scene transport you to er. Can clean wound w soap & water. Antivenin is available at many er's.

In brief: Call 911. The Rattle

Snake has deadliest venom of pit viper family in the us.
If bitten stay calm. Identify snake if possible. Don't cut skin, use ice or apply tight tourniquet. Can use venom extractor within 5 min (but it's effectiveness has been questioned). Don't run – walk / be carried to a vehicle. . Have someone at scene transport you to er. Can clean wound w soap & water. Antivenin is available at many er's.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes.

Rattle snake bite is a true emergency.
Call 911 immediately.

In brief: Yes.

Rattle snake bite is a true emergency.
Call 911 immediately.
Dr. Paul Carter
Dr. Paul Carter
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