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First Aid Treatment Of Snake Bite

First Aid Treatment Of Snake Bite. Snake bite is an injury caused by the bite of a snake. It often results in two puncture wounds from the animals fangs. Sometimes poisoning from the bite may occur. This may result in redness, swelling and severe pain at the area, which may take up to an hour to appear.





First Aid Treatment Of Snake Bite

We should treat the right causes and symptoms without creating complications. Let’s take a look causes and  treatment of  snake bite:
  1. Keep the person in calm and put in lying position.
  2. Complete rest and reassure.
  3. Give dressing to area of bite
  4. Stop the muscular activity at once
  5. Do not make him to walk. Tie a tight bandage or tourniquet immediate just above the bite or apply tourniquet between bite  on arm or leg
  6. Ice pack can be applied on the wound.
  7. Alcohol stimulants must not be taken and nothing should be done to increase circulation
  8. Make a little cross incision on the affected area about 1 to come out the poisonous blood.
  9. Apply potassium permanganate in the wound for disinfection.
  10. Treat for shock
  11. Resuscitation, if there is difficulty in breathing.
  12. Send or shift the patient to hospital immediately or as quickly as possible.
  13. Take the killed snake if available for identification. This will help the doctors for proper management.
  14. Usually injection antivenom is given subcutaneously around the umbilicus for 14 days.


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