Neighborhood Watch Tuesday Tip: What NOT to do for Snake Bites

What NOT to do for Snake Bite Victims


DO NOT attempt to suck venom from the bite wound or make cuts over the snake bite. This often leads to more tissue trauma and damage.

DO NOT apply a tourniquet or other constrictive device.

DO NOT apply a cold pack or ice to the snake bite.

DO NOT take pain reliever or other medications unless instructed to do so by a physician or drink alcoholic beverages.

DO NOT administer antivenin in the field.

Treatment for snake bites is best conducted in an appropriate medical facility.

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See past Tuesday Tips for proper First Aid for Snake Bites.



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