What If The Snake Bites?
If such a nuisance has occurred, it is imperative to follow the rules in order to cause as little harm as possible to health.
The symptoms of being bitten by a poisonous snake:
- in addition to the stripes on 2 rows there are 2 dots on the sides (fangs marks)
- the bite is very painful, swelling has appeared, the skin is pale
- difficulty breathing, vomiting, increased pressure, muscle weakness, muscle weakness, there may be a temperature
Snake venom affects a person in different ways, but if it is a common viper, death of an adult is rare, but medical care should be provided as soon as possible. The danger of a bite is largely associated with an allergic reaction to the poison. Antihistamines should therefore be included in the first aid kit.
Before an ambulance arrives or a visit to the hospital, you should:
- inspect the skin and, if any of the poison remains on the outside, remove it carefully to prevent it from spreading to the skin.
- Drink plenty of fluids – water, tea, broth – to get as much toxin out of the body as possible.
- if possible, don’t move around and don’t worry about the poison spreading throughout the body – the stronger the heartbeat, the faster the poison spreads
- ensure the immobility of the affected member
- take an antihistamine, sedatives and heart medications are not contraindicated.
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In order not to do any harm, under no circumstances:
- make cuts in the skin to remove the poison…
- cauterize and smear the affected area
- drink alcohol and coffee
Experts disagree on whether it is necessary to extract the poison from the wound. This action makes sense in the first 15 minutes after a bite, but it is quite difficult for an unprepared person to do so. However, it is believed that such wound treatment can remove up to 50% of the poison from the body. It is not dangerous for the caregiver, even if there are wounds in the mouth.
If the snake is dead, you can carefully (without touching it with your bare hands) place it in several packages for searching.
We hope that these tips have been helpful to you, but encounters with snakes will only be theoretical.
If you’re not a specialist, you probably won’t be able to correctly determine the type of snake in front of you. Therefore, there is no need to take risks.
Not all poisonous snakes and venomous snakes will bite a person to death. They are mainly served by small animals – birds, mice, frogs, etc. – and they can be eaten by people. And most poisons are designed for the small size of the victim, with the exception of some particularly dangerous snakes.
The mass of a person is much more, so the concentration of poison is much less.
Also, snakes do not attack humans and do not try to eat. Therefore, the snakes themselves will never be the first to attack you unless you provoke them or accidentally trample them.
Out of boredom, malice or anger, only one person attacks and the snake usually just tries to crawl sideways.
Snakes are hard to see and hear. In the outside world, they are mainly guided by smells, or rather by the taste of the air. To do so, they constantly stick out their tongues. And all bodies hear the noise, feeling the vibration of the ground.