The danger of snakebites: People who go to wilderness areas, camps, hikes, and picnics or live in snake-inhabited areas should be aware of the potential dangers of venomous snakes. Thousands of people each year receive poisonous snakebites in the United States.
Symptoms of Venomous Bites:
Here are the most common symptoms of venomous snakebites: However, keep in mind that each individual may experience symptoms differently.
v Fang marks in the skin and swelling at the site of the bite
v Bloody wound discharge
v Severe localized pain
v Blurred vision
v Excessive sweating
v Increased thirst
v Loss of muscle coordination
v Nausea and vomiting
v Numbness and tingling
v Rapid pulse
Treatment For Venomous Snake Bites:
Call for emergency assistance immediately if a snake has bitten someone. Time is crucial!
* Keep the person calm
* Have the person lie flat
* Keep the person flat till you get to the hospital.
* Give a description of the snake to the doctor so he knows how much anti-venom medicine to give you.
* Suck the wound
* Donít put treatment on wound
* Donít cool the area that you were bitten
* Leave the snake alone and don't touch it
* Donít give the person some alcohol