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

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
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