• First aid to the rescue when in case of emergency

    December 11, 2016

    First Aid When bitten by Serpent

    When bitten by a snake, the first thing to do is to make sure the type of snake. If there is a former fangs, then certainly that is a venomous snake bite so that victims must be given first aid.

    In addition there is the former canines, another hallmark of snakebites is the emergence of pain accompanied by discoloration at the site of the bite within a few moments after being bitten. Within 10-15 minutes, the other accompanying symptoms are nausea, vomiting, dizziness, anxiety and sometimes shortness of breath.

    First aid for snake bite victims are:
    1. Do not panic. Not all snake bites can contain dangerous, even if the bite is venomous snake species.

    2. Decrease the motion. Any unnecessary movement will only cause the venom to spread more widely through the bloodstream. Try to remain silent, as much as possible use means of transport and do not walk to reach locations that provide first aid.

    3. Wash the bite marks. If there is, use soap and lukewarm water to clean the wound as soon as possible.

    4. Wash your eyes if you can hit bursts. Some species of cobras that live in Asia and Africa capable of spraying can kill without having to bite the victim. If this bursts into your eyes or other thin mucous layer, wash immediately with clean water.

    5. Tie tightly around the wound area. Strong ties around the bite can inhibit the spread of the poison to get more help. But for snake bites Derik which poison or venom is very strong, the risk of tissue damage at the site of the bite will only increase if it is bound.

    6. Bring to a doctor as soon as possible. Serum anti-venom can be obtained at the health center or doctor's practice. If in the course of the victim vomits, place it in a sitting or lying position to ensure vomit does not clog the airways.

    7. Do not inject its own antidote. Antitoxin injection is needed immediately, but sebagiknya remain to be done by a doctor or skilled health care personnel. The presence of impurities in the syringe sometimes even be dangerous for patients.

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