|BITES BLEEDING BURNS CUTS & ABRASIONS ELECTRIC SHOCK|
Wash the wound for at least 5 minutes with soap and water to flush out animal saliva.
Apply an antiseptic (i.e. hydrogen peroxide)
Apply an antibiotic cream to prevent infection
Rinse thoroughly and cover with a dressing or clean cloth.
A doctor should be contacted if swelling, increasing redness, or drainage occurs, or if there are flu-like symptoms, fever, or swollen glands.
Check the snakebite for puncture wounds.
The type of snake must be identified to help the doctor to recognise the poison gone in and if the snake is killed, it must be taken to the hospital with the patient.
Clean the wound. Be sure to wipe away from the bite.
Tie a piece of cloth or thread (just tight enough to cut off blood flow through the veins keeping the venom from reaching the heart) 2-3 inches above the injury. You can use a tie as a tourniquet and it should be applied with in 30 minutes of the bite to be affective.
Squeeze the incised area to extrude poison from the wound by mechanical suction or even a breast pump.
Keep the wound at or below the heart level.
Keep the victim calm and lying down. The more the victim moves, the faster the venom spreads through the body.
Keep the part cool as warmth hastens the absorption of venom.
Watch for general symptoms i.e. sharp pain, bruising, swelling around the bite, weakness, shortness of breath, blurred vision, drowsiness, or vomiting.
Get the victim to the hospital as soon as possible.
Remove the stinger by scraping with your fingernail or the blade of a knife
Wash with soap and cold water over and around the sting to relieve pain and slow the absorption of the poison.
Apply ice pack, calamine lotion, or baking soda-and-water mixture to relieve the swelling and pain.
Application of juice of crushed onion also provides relief.
Seek medical help if an allergic reaction develops such as difficulty breathing, coughing, headache, unconsciousness etc.
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