What to do if you were bitten by a snake

(ORDO NEWS) — With warm days, the county is approaching the dacha, where dangers lurk literally at every step. Not all of them can be bypassed, but some can be saved.

Only in cartoons you can negotiate with snakes, but in nature it is better not to approach them. But if you are still bitten, you should not panic – here are some tips.

With the onset of heat, most of the snakes begin to emerge from their winter hibernation, which means a danger to all nature lovers.

In pop culture, there are enough awkward references and “reminders” about what to do after being bitten by a poisonous snake. Many of these tips can only hurt the victim more. But still there is an effective method of saving lives.

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What to do after a bite

Foreign Council

Australian serpentologist Kristina Zdenek assures that, for example, in Australia, horseback riding is at least five times more dangerous than snakes.

At least 11–20 people die each year in horse accidents. Accordingly, from a snake bite – only about 2-4. But it is still possible to get under the teeth of a snake, and this must be dealt with somehow.

So, Zdeněk advises – “Stay as calm as possible. Don’t move your muscles, because moving the venom moves through the body. Then wrap the affected limb with an elastic compression bandage, as in an ankle or wrist sprain.

Time is of the essence. Call an ambulance as soon as possible and get to the hospital to get the antidote. It is very important to neutralize the toxins before they reach their molecular targets and cause lethal damage.


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