How to treat a snake bit



If you are bitten by a snake, it is crucial to act quickly to improve your chances of survival. Here are the essential steps:

  • Stay calm and try to remember the snake’s appearance to help with treatment.
  • Immediately move away from the snake to prevent further bites.
  • Keep the affected limb below heart level to slow down the spread of venom.
  • Remove any tight clothing or jewelry near the bite site to avoid constriction.
  • Clean the wound gently with mild soap and water.
  • Apply a sterile bandage or cloth tightly above the bite, but not too tight to cut off circulation.
  • Seek medical help immediately, preferably by calling emergency services.
  • Avoid using tourniquets, ice, or attempting to suck out the venom as these methods are ineffective and can cause more harm.
  • Stay as still as possible to minimize venom circulation.

Provide medical professionals with any relevant information about the snake, if known.

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  1. Shukrani Maina

    Thanks for the useful information

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