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Snake Bite First Aid

Snake bites can be deadly. It’s important to react quickly to bites. snake can cause infection or allergic reaction in some people. People who frequently visit wilderness areas, camp, hike, picnic, or live in snake-inhabited areas should be aware of the potential dangers posed by venomous snakes. If somehow there’s a snake bites the one around you, for God sake, don’t get inspired by Hindi movies and start sucking venom from the wound! There’s a lot else you can do to prevent the poison from spreading and reaching the heart.

Here are some tips you may try if that happened to you:

1. Protect the patient (and others, including yourself) from further bites.
2. Keep the victim calm. Acute stress reaction increases blood flow and endangers the patient.
3. Call for help. You may call 911 to arrange for transport to the nearest hospital.
4. Immobilize the bitten arm or leg where snake bitten it. Stay as quiet as possible to keep the poison from spreading through the body’s patient.
5. Do not give the patient anything to eat or drink. Do not administer stimulants or pain mediciations to the victim.
6. Don’t use a tourniquet or apply ice.
7. Remove any items or clothing which may constrict the bitten limb if it swells (rings, bracelets, watches, footwear, etc.)
8. Do not incise the bitten.
9. Keep the victim as still as possible.

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