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What's the most natural treatment for rattlesnake bite?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: ER

Snake bites are tricky.
Consensus seems to be a light tourniquet:looser than used to stop a, vein just enough to slow lymphatics.Keep patient calm, a fast heart rate and increased blood pressure speed spread of venom.We never know how much venom was injected.If the snake had a recent meal almost none would be injected. Crotalidae antivenom is very expensive but very effective.

In brief: ER

Snake bites are tricky.
Consensus seems to be a light tourniquet:looser than used to stop a, vein just enough to slow lymphatics.Keep patient calm, a fast heart rate and increased blood pressure speed spread of venom.We never know how much venom was injected.If the snake had a recent meal almost none would be injected. Crotalidae antivenom is very expensive but very effective.
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
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Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Travel Medicine

In brief: "none"

There is no natural treatment for a rattlesnake bite assuming the bite is not "dry" (no venom).
Up to 50% of rattlesnake bites involve no venom, however for actual envenomation there is no substitute for anti-venom therapy at the hospital -> the best treatment for a snake bite are car keys! do not cut the wound to suck out venom, apply electric shock, or get bitten again trying to catch the snake!

In brief: "none"

There is no natural treatment for a rattlesnake bite assuming the bite is not "dry" (no venom).
Up to 50% of rattlesnake bites involve no venom, however for actual envenomation there is no substitute for anti-venom therapy at the hospital -> the best treatment for a snake bite are car keys! do not cut the wound to suck out venom, apply electric shock, or get bitten again trying to catch the snake!
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
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