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Do's and Dont's when a snake bites

Updated on June 16, 2009

Snake is fear for peoples from ancient times. Its the most feared animal at all. It have been observed that snake bite doesn't kill most of the peoples but the fear kills them. This hub is for the awareness of peoples who fear the snakes.

I have written a hub on Indian Snakes. If you want more information on snake venom find it here.

The quarter of total no of snake species are poisonous. So most of the time if snake bites a person the fear does all the damage. Because we cant know weather the snake is poisonous or not without proper examination. Following are the DO's and DONT's if any snake bites anyone.

DO's when snake bites anyone.

  • Treat all possible snake bites the same way. Nobody can be sure for the snake is poisonous or not until examination by an expert.
  • Keep the person calm, assure him/her that bites can be effectively treated in an emergency room and can be cures whole. Poison spreads faster if the heart beats faster.
  • Don'T let the person move at all.
  • Keep the affected area below heart level to reduce the flow of venom towards other body.
  • Wrap a bandage firmly around the place where the snake bite is. The bandage should not be so tight that the blood supply is cut off.
  • Do not wash the bite area. because if some venom is there it can help in choosing anti venom treatment.
  • If possible,Monitor the person's important signs * temperature, pulse, rate of breathing, and blood pressure . If there are signs of shock, lay the person flat, raise the feet about a foot, and cover the person with a blanket.
  • Get medical help right away. Don'T waste time in searching the snake unless the medical help is available to bitten person.

DONT's when a snake bites anyone.

  • Do not wait to see if the bite causes any problems, treat it straight away.
  • Do not cut, wash or suck the bite.Its not a movie off course.
  • Do not allow victim of bite to get over exited.
  • Do not apply cold compresses or ice to a snake bite.
  • Do not give anything by mouth to the victim.
  • Do not follow any local medicine.

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      aniketgore 8 years ago from India

      Please share your thoughts

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      anup 8 years ago

      beautiful hub

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      aniketgore 8 years ago from India

      Thanks anup. Don't forget about the DO's and DONT's.

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      Trisha's Artworks 8 years ago

      wow!!!nice hub......looking forward to seeing some more.,.keep it up

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      aniketgore 8 years ago from India

      Thnaks Trisha. I will try my best to write something useful like this.

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      aniketgore 8 years ago from India

      Thnaks Badco.

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      apeksha 7 years ago from India.

      Oh! good information...

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      Janet21 7 years ago from New York

      I HATE SNAKES! But...I love your hub. Useful info, nice pics. :)

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      aniketgore 7 years ago from India

      Thanks Apeksha and Janet21. Snakes are lovely ones and they are as calm as any other animal if you don't hurt them.

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      chiraaag 7 years ago

      i don't know if its good ,but it helped me complete a little of my holiday homework.

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      aniketgore 7 years ago from India

      lol chiraaag

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      Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      I live in rattlesnake country. I hope I don't have to use your advice, now at least I know what to do! Thanks.

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      aniketgore 7 years ago from India

      i also wish thet you wont need my advice

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      rishabh gupta 7 years ago

      ur do's and don'ts are really fantastic

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      rindkaro 7 years ago from Sweet Sindh

      hmmmmmmmmmmmm

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      Rami 7 years ago

      Hi, there are also some people who think that smoking &

      Alcohol can help the bitten person. It's not true, & also

      do not try to burn the bitten position. The most efficient

      act will be as Mr.Aniketgor mentioned is to keep the person calm & remove jewelry (necklace ,bracelet ; armlet , watch,

      ring etc..) from the person's hand .

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      Aina 7 years ago

      thanks pal!

      I got exactly what i was lukin for!!

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      NNathanielStock 7 years ago from peoria,il

      Great hub, people have a miss understanding about snakes they are an animal and have to be respected as they are.

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      khanjii lover09 7 years ago from Boston, Mass

      great HUb!!

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      billips 7 years ago from Central Texas

      I really enjoyed your article and especially the great pictures - good information to have - Ive always loved snakes - they are so beautiful and they can move so gracefully and incredibly rapidly - B.

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      dapinder singh sohal 7 years ago

      gr8 information

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      navneet 7 years ago

      here information is absouleutly correct

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      Avani 7 years ago

      hi ankit, liked your hub...i think snakes are most misunderstood creatures. people like you are doing great job by creating awareness. i love these innocent creatures..hissss

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      mahesh rathod 7 years ago

      hahaha helloooooo

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      DHEVATHIRAJAN 6 years ago

      THIS IS THE SITE WHICH IS MORE USEFUL.

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      shreya 6 years ago

      good great!!!! wont 4get

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      Prem Gupta 6 years ago

      Snakes r really useful to us in many ways to kill them to kill us oursevels as they kill large numbers of rats and save our precious grain.They help us to fight against certain deisese

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      manohar 6 years ago

      The topic of snake bite may pl. submitted

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      Manoj Gabriel 6 years ago

      I love Black mambas and king cobra. Snakes should be loved, not to be hated. One day i too will become like Jewff Crowin

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      Rohitash 6 years ago

      gud work.keep it up

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      deepak sharma 6 years ago

      good information !!! thanks for it !!! i love snakes and i would like to do some thing for them .

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      aish 6 years ago

      I really fear snakes.. but only d big ones.... Evn if i dn't hv any experience.. But i luv d hub site.. it has helped me a lot many times... luv it.. keeo it up...

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      anjani  6 years ago

      thanks it was very helpful in my project

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      poonam 6 years ago

      I have learnt sumthng after reading ur article........

      Thanx alotttt.

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      Binny Rehsi 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the vital info Aniket. I'm more concerned about the snake that we might find in a residential area. Sometimes it is in open, can't b confined in a room, so as to call someone and wait for them to arrive. In such a case, for their own safety, people just kill it, it might be just a non-poisonous, harmless creature. I'd be glad if you could please help out by telling what should be done in such a case. I've more to ask about snakes, do you mind e-mailing me at rehsi.b@gmail.com as just bumped into this website, might never even visit it again. Thanks again ..

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      rupal 5 years ago

      useful information given here...

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      poojarani 5 years ago

      thnks 4 helping e coplete ma holiday homework!....lol....:P

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      Naureen khan 5 years ago

      Its really very useful n we all should have to know about it.

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      A.AJITH 5 years ago

      I Like Snakes

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      vandana grover 5 years ago

      they really make one afraid like me............

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      saurabh 5 years ago

      thank u very much!!! helped me a lot in my handbook for first aid!!!

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      harsh 5 years ago

      thanx

      nice hub

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      pranshul 5 years ago

      yo thanxx man

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      rohit g 5 years ago

      Thanks because of you and your blog i am safe my roommates did the same way you told and i am safe after an Indian Krait bite. thanks a lotttt

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      some guy in the philippines 5 years ago

      hi i have just been bitten by a paradise tree snake just a scratch no symptoms yet, to lazy to go to a doctor what can i do? (not kidding)

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      some guy in the philippines 5 years ago

      put hydrogen peroxide and going to bed, not that invested anymore

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      Tine Denmark!! 5 years ago

      Wonderful page - thank you!

      Im going back to India after 2 years and Im terrified be snakes ... I wasn't back then, but now - uhh!

      So it is nice to have a your good information of do's and dont's

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      ashish kumar 5 years ago

      be carefull

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      mayank rungta 5 years ago

      its a wonderful article....detz wht i needed!!!..helped me a lot in ma project

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      Sujeet Karn, Nepal 5 years ago

      Visited this site due to eagerness of my son. There were many important informations unknown to me. Your do's and don'ts is great. Thanks again.

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      snehal deshmukh 5 years ago

      nice information given .....

      but i m very much afrid of snakes...

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      Jitendra Zala. 5 years ago

      werry important information.

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      Srini 5 years ago

      Mate awesome information.. I really Love snakes.. and your hub gave useful and unknown information.. Hands off for your hard and sinceare work towards creation of awareness in people about Snakes..

      You Rock Man !!!!!!

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      Sweety .M. Sam 5 years ago

      I love snakes.. they are my favorite.

      What to say there are no words...yaar..

      and thanks for your help because you are really protecting the snakes.Thanks a lot....:)

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      sniper- viper 5 years ago

      cool site normal i would say if your bid in the hand cut it off don't wait for help just out with the hatchet amputate if later found out to be non venomus don't worry prostetiks exist

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      krish raut 5 years ago

      thanks, really it's very well known 4 us

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      Ricky 5 years ago

      ACTULY SNAPE ME OR MOVIE DEKH KAR LOVE TO SABI KRTE HE SNAKE NE KYA BIGARA HOTA HEI KISIKA BUT JAB SAMNE AAJAE TO PAT JATI HEI SAB KI ... IF EVER YOU SEE ANY SNAKE DEAR JUST TRY TO DN'T KILL .. Ö$ñè kí$í ka kya bigarå häí......i know dt u got wt i want to say thnx

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      umaprasad 5 years ago

      it's very important information for treatment of snake bite........

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      ram 5 years ago

      EXCELLET!a great hub.

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      Sriram Krishna Middey 5 years ago

      Thanks hub shshshshshsshsh,,,,,,,,,,

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      Ritesh 4 years ago

      You have gud suggestions provided to us.so we are thankful to u.

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      Harjot singh 4 years ago

      I love snakes but also afraid of snakes

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      Sugumar Palanivel 4 years ago

      Thanks for your information. Especially that Do's & Don't will definitely save the life of snake bittened person.I will try to pass this to my friends & neighbours.

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      Didge 4 years ago from Southern England

      amazing! So creative :)

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      vikas gupta 4 years ago

      its too good for the peoples.....

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      naveen naik 4 years ago

      yah its very useful information .but i want how snake venom shows its action on human

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      mubashera 4 years ago

      am really scared of snakes!!!

      but i just like ur hub:)

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      tharunreddy 4 years ago

      it help me in my test

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      shweta maurya 4 years ago

      I really like snakes .

      I liked ur do's and don'T .

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      Sid Biebs 3 years ago

      It helped me sooo much in my project..thankyou :'D

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      evelyn 3 years ago

      plz,improve ur english...by d wy thnx,it helpd a bit..!!

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      bonti 3 years ago

      Holy snakes......................protect them,they protected us amidst the seawaves!

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      praneetha 3 years ago

      so stupid

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      hfj 3 years ago

      it helps me a lot

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      princi joe 3 years ago

      thanks for ur hub.keep it up

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      bunnykitty 2 years ago

      thanks....this helped me do my homework.....and I had got 20 marks......very very important...☆

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      goutham goyal 2 years ago

      Thanks ........ It helped me in doing my Project

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      muqim 2 years ago

      perfect !!

      & useful !!!

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      Siri 2 months ago

      Nice points it helped me in my project i think how to prevent from snakes points should be added. Better can do

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      amulu 8 weeks ago

      nice points it is help in project thank u

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      amulu 8 weeks ago

      i like snakes

      i like this points this are use for my c.w,h.m etc

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