Snake Bite First Aid - Snakebite
Bite from a venomous snake, including rattlesnake, copperhead, water moccasin or coral snake. Bites on the extremities are most common, but bites on the head and trunk are most dangerous. They are likely to happen to runners, joggers, walkers, hikers, backpackers, fishers, boaters and campers, or anyone playing or working where snakes live.
Bites from venomous snakes are most likely to occur during outdoor activities in warm months in areas where venomous snakes are abundant.
Signs and symptoms
If the bite is from a coral snake, it will have multiple fang marks and small cuts. Coral-snake symptoms may not appear for 3 to 4 hours. If the bite is from another snake, it will have deep single or double-fang marks. Symptoms from other snakes begin quickly. Symptoms of any venomous snakebite include:
Snake Bite First Aid
Your doctor may prescribe:
Wear protective shoes, boots and clothing for hiking, camping, fishing and hunting. Prevent complications by carrying a snakebite kit and instructions when you enter high-risk areas.
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