Snake bite

If you are bitten by a snake

Viper venom has on people local and general effect. Local reaction to the bite area is expressed in the swelling, apply to the entire limb, severe pain, necrosis of tissue at the wound site. General toxic effects of venom expressed in dizziness, general weakness, vomiting, shortness of breath, weakening of cardiac activity.
Generally, viper, unlike some tropical black mambas, it is peace-loving amphibians. They are afraid of humans and when they met with him trying to crawl away and hide, bite humans only in desperate situations, when they accidentally come in early spring or during reproduction. Although viper bite is quite painful but usually not deadly, bite people recover within 3-4 days.
In rare cases, death if the injured a small child may come; and medical care was not provided in time.

Terms of first aid at a sting snakes

• Maximum immobilize the limb, as the poison spreads quickly in any muscle contraction.
• Immediately after this it is necessary to squeeze, suck and spit out the poison from the wound and do it continuously for at least 15-20 minutes (snake poison by ingestion through the mouth no danger).

! Cut with a knife the bite should not be — it only promotes blood loss and infection of wounds. It is impossible to cauterize the wound, to give the alcohol.

• To reduce the concentration of the poison in the body, give the victim plenty of drink — tea, mineral water, can be brewed diuretic herbs — horsetail, knotweed, oregano, corn silk, etc…

! Remember that the greatest effect of the introduction of protivozmeinoy serum is only in the first half an hour after a snake bite, then its efficiency is reduced at times.

• If there is a camp in the medicine cabinet antihistamines — give the victim in accordance with the instructions. If necessary — heart medications.

! Tourniquet above the bite to impose impossible — studies have shown that this does not prevent the spread of the poison, and only can disrupt blood flow and even lead to necrosis of the limb.

using herbs

As a first aid for snakebites when traditional treatments do not have the ability to quickly get to the doctor, can be used to help facilitate the overall bitten and reduce the toxic effects of venom on the body.

• The juice of crushed leaves of plantain has an analgesic effect
the bite of bees, wasps, flies and even vipers. Wrinkled up appearances juice leaves applied a thick layer to the place of the bite, and part of me is sucked poison and reduce tissue swelling.
• All plant lesser celandine (grass and roots) in the form of infusion or decoction drink with a snake bite and make an ointment that is applied to the bitten place. Infusion: 2 tablespoons. tablespoons chopped fresh plants insist 1:00 in 1 cup of boiling water, strain and drink throughout the day. Gruel of herbs mixed 1: 1 with pork or goose fat and used externally.
• Fresh juice of the flowers and leaves of rue is used as an antidote for snake bites. Fresh herbs are ground into mush and repeatedly applied to the site of the bite during the day.
• frayed dandelion root fresh or milky juice is used as bandages for bites of poisonous snakes and scorpions, hornets, spiders.

snake bite

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