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What do you recommend for rattlesnake bite?
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Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Antivenom
Get to er asap; don't try the remedies portrayed in the movies like cutting the puncture site, sucking out the venom, etc.
Try to immobilize the affected body part.

In brief: Antivenom
Get to er asap; don't try the remedies portrayed in the movies like cutting the puncture site, sucking out the venom, etc.
Try to immobilize the affected body part.
Dr. John Weeks
Dr. John Weeks
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: The Rattlesnake has
The 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. Call 911. Have someone at scene transport you to er. Can clean wound w soap & water. Antivenin is available at many er's.

In brief: The Rattlesnake has
The 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. Call 911. 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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