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SNAKE BITE FIRST AID
1. REASSURE THE PATIENT
Keep calm. Fear and panic will only raise the pulse rate and blood pressure and move the venom into the system faster. Tell the patient that most snakebites are from non-venomous species. Even most venomous bites are rarely serious but all bites should be watched for symptoms.
2. IMMOBILIZE THE BITTEN LIMB WITHOUT COMPRESSION
If the bite is on a hand or arm place it in a sling bandage or use a piece of cloth to support the arm. In the case of a leg bite, keep it still on a cushion of cloth or straw.
3. CARRY THE PATIENT TO HOSPITAL AS FAST AS SAFELY POSSIBLE
Don’t waste time washing the wound, seeking traditional remedies or applying any drugs or chemicals to the patient. Keep the patient as immobile as possible; carry the patient on a stretcher or ride in a vehicle, boat or bicycle. DO NOT WASTE TIME.
4. NOTE THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS AND TELL THE DOCTOR
Bleeding from the wound that does not seem to stop
Difficulty in breathing Drooping eyelids
Progressive swelling Drowsiness
Difficulty in speaking Bleeding gums
WHY TOURNIQUETS ARE DANGEROUS
Many of the Indian venomous snake have venom containing toxins that can cause serious local damage at the bite site. This is true of all vipers and cobras. This toxin breaks down tissue and destroys it. Confining this toxin in a smaller area by use of compression techniques creates a greater risk of serious local damage. Also when the tourniquet is removed venom may rapidly enter the system causing suddenly serious systemic effects. As a result, tourniquets or compression bandages are no longer recommended for snakebite first aid in india.
  Dr. D. C. Patel M. S. (Gen. Surg.)
     
 

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