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Snake Bites

There are many types of snakes across the globe, but only a low percentage of them are venomous. It creates a panicky situation for anyone who spots it but at that time it becomes really difficult for them to identify whether it is venomous or not. Hence, it is important for every individual to learn about snakes and how to protect from them. There are 3 ways to this:

Be aware about the dangers posed by snakes and what steps to take to keep them away.

As much as possible, try to keep your homes and gardens away from snakes.

Learn more about the symptoms of snake bites.

Types of Venomous Snake Bites

The toxicity of the venom of every snake, depends on species to species. Similarly, every first aid given to a snake bite victim is different, depending upon the venom. Hence, the properties of the venom is studied by looking at the state of the victim. The required treatment for a snake bite is defined according to whether the venom is cytotoxic, haemotoxic or neurotoxic and the wrong treatment will not only be of little or no help but could even be dangerous.

CYTOTOXIC

An agent or process that is toxic to cells and suppresses cell function or causes cell death.

HAEMOTOXIC

An agent or process that kills red blood cells and prevents clotting resulting in internal and external bleeding.

NEUROTOXIC

An agent or process that is destructive or deadly to nerves or nervous tissue

The Bite

The venom from Adders and Vipers is Cytotoxic

  • Generally you will see two punctured marks at the place of the bite.
  • The bite causes instant pain with swelling, bruising, and blistering.
  • Symptoms like nausea and dizziness can be seen.
  • flow It immobilises the limb and makes but doesn’t disturb the blood flow.

The venom from Mambas and Cobras is Neurotoxic

  • Similarly, like adders and vipers, their bite spot looks same.
  • It feels like a sting when someone is bit and there are no signs of bruising and swelling.
  • Symptoms like feeling confused, dizziness, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing and breathing can be seen.
  • Apart from making it immobile, the bite restricts the blood flow between the bite and the heart.
  • It is advised to perform CPR till professional help reaches the victim.

The venom from Boomslangs and Vine snakes is Haemotoxic

  • Sometimes puncture wounds can be seen at site of the bite
  • The bite is not very painful but heavy bleeding will be experienced by the victim from the bite and other spots where the skin is cut or scratched.
  • Symptoms like severe headache, nausea and vomiting
  • Whilst it is helpful to restrict the blood and lymphatic flow it is important not to cause bruising as this could lead to subsequent bleeding under the skin.

If the venom is spat in someone’s eye then just flush the eye using water or milk. Do not use any chemicals, a neutral liquid will be enough.

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Do's and Don'ts of Treating a Snake Bite

DO:

  • Try to identify the snake; colour, size, shape of head, attacking method are all useful
  • Loosen the Victim’s clothing and, if necessary, move them in to the shade
  • Keep the victim calm and still; movement will increase blood flow and transport the venom to the heart much faster
  • Immobilise the limb but do NOT restrict blood flow unless you are certain the bite was from a snake that delivers neurotoxic venom
  • Clean and dress the wound being careful not to apply pressure and cause bruising
  • Be prepared to administer CPR if necessary
  • Get the victim to a hospital as soon as possible

DO NOT:

While there can be differences of opinion as to what we should do for snake bites the consensus of opinion as to what not to do is reasonably consistent:

  • Allow the victim to exercise or stress themselves
  • Cut the bite or attempt to suck the venom out
  • Give the victim anything to eat or drink especially alcohol
  • Use potassium permanganate crystals or solution near or on the bite wound
  • Use soapy water round the bite wound
  • Leave pressure bandages on too long
  • Leave the victim alone
  • Apply ice to the wound
  • Soak the affected limb in any solutions

After bite precaution: As soon as a snake bites you, do not panic, stay calm and do not try to kill the snake. Never tie the limb tight, it may cause the loss of it. Approach the nearest hospital as quickly as possible. If possible, call the hospital and notify them so that the physician can get adequate time to prepare and call the nearest poison information center for advice.

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