Category: First Aid

Snake Bite

When a person is bitten by a venomous snake then it should be treated as a medical emergency. First aid should be given to stop the spread of poison to other parts of the body. 

First Aid:

  • Have the person lie down with wound below the heart.
  • Keep the person calm and at rest, remaining as still as possible to keep the venom from spreading.
  • Cover the wound with loose, sterile bandage.
  • Remove any jewelry from the area that was bitten.
  • Remove shoes if the leg or foot was bitten.

Seek medical help, if:

  • There is any chance that the snake is venomous
  • The person has difficulty breathing
  • There is loss of consciousness

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