How to Treat a Snake Bite

I’ve enjoyed most of the Rambo movies but there’s one scene that sticks in my mind, and has been parodied in the movie Hot Shots Part Deux! very well.

Yeah, it has to do with Rambo protecting himself from a snakebite. Unfortunately, not all of us can be like this reel-life icon as depicted in the tough guy one-man-army movies, and are susceptible to a snakebite especially if we are out in the jungle and on our own – with no prior experience.

In more cases than not, it becomes evident that you will not be able to escape the venom of a snake especially since it will catch you unawares with its speed and precision.

And since a snakebite is life-threatening, this means that you have to take steps to save yourself until you are able to find a hospital or even be able to find someone who can help you with a lasting cure.

Types of Snakebites
Usually there are two types of snakebites: venomous and non-venomous.

However, it is difficult for you to determine whether it is a venomous snakebite or not unless you use a particular method that will demonstrated in a video that you will find as a summary.

(Hint: It involves looking into the snake’s eyes… no fibbing here!)

Even though non-venomous snakebites are not life-threatening, they can be extremely painful for the person who has been bitten and can lead to infection later.

So you have ensure that you disinfect the wound with soap and water while also applying a disinfectant. Bandage it well so that any later infection is prevented. Remember to stay calm at all times…

How to treat a snakebite of the poisonous variety
So here are a few steps that you MUST keep in mind when dealing with a venomous snakebite:
Step #1: Get yourself or the person bitten away from the snake to prevent any additional snake bites.

Step #2: One important symptom of a venomous snakebite is the fact that the area swells up rapidly and severely. Ensure that you remove any constrictive clothing such as jewelry or clothing from the affected area.

Step #3: Ensure that the person rests as high activity increases blood flow, and the poison can spread faster throughout the body.

Step #4: Clean the wound with soap and water, and ensure that you tie a tight elastic bandage around the affected area so that you prevent blood from flowing to the heart but allowing blood to flow throughout the body from the heart.

Step #5: Very important, use a splint to restrict movement (to stop blood to the heart in doing this) of the affected area, especially since your legs are most susceptible to snakebites. Ensure that the level of affected area is kept below the heart even when in a resting position.

Step #6: Ensure that the victim is calm at all times, and if possible, give him or her to fluids to drink if they are conscious.

In Closing
Now watch this funny but information video which details out the steps by which you should treat a venomous snakebite especially if you are out.

Remember, as always, prevention is better than cure!

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • wapitihunter

    Whatever bleeding heart. Advice like that can kill people. Grow up or go find a titty and cry somewhere else.

  • Jr1776

    Slimey little rascals !

  • Evan Seelye

    I love it when told to “remain calm”! (yeah – right!). Almost got nailed by a rattlesnake – heard that unmistakable “Buzzz” and did a “straight-up” 12 ft. standing high jump! (LOL) Didn’t get bit, but it took almost 3 hrs for my heart rate to get back down to normal! That was even after killing the snake! Stay calm… right… after having the bejeepers scared out of you ?!?!?

  • Attilathehun

    We have all been bitten by a snake in the grass. The best antidote is to support Trump.

  • Troy Lundstrom

    You can use a Tip from a Archaeologist who works in the Deep Asian Jungle, they carry a Electric Stun gun, and literally Zap the bite effectively cooking and eliminating the effect of the poison. As weird as this sounds I seen it work on for A 2 week old Festering Spider bite which started healing with in hours of a 2 second Zap. It was a Brown Recluse Spider bite.

  • John D

    Is there any other kind?

  • COL Bullseye

    Thank GOD, Trump has the Anti-venom–TRUTH!!!

  • COL Bullseye

    Don’t worry–the old worn-out biotche’ can’t hurt you with her dentures!

  • COL Bullseye

    They’ll hang, too!

  • COL Bullseye

    You mean “Lie-beral?”

  • COL Bullseye

    …and “gender” instead of “sex.” Dumbass DemoCraps.

  • COL Bullseye

    Hey PsychoBabble–you just admitted your ignorance of not knowing (the MEANING of “ignorance”) how to use the correct verbiage. It’s in the book! Read it!

  • COL Bullseye

    I had my “old wife’s tail” this morning.

  • COL Bullseye

    Ohhhh-Tayyyy! (das da way Butwheat usa say it!)

  • COL Bullseye

    Really, all your “Medical” training did not teach you there is no such thing as a “poisonous” snake? They BITE you, they don’t jump down your throat and “poison” you!!! Gees–you must have gone to a Libtard college.

  • Snake

    So exactly what does being a “self-professed” weapons expert have to do with this conversation? Considering that my military background will trump yours 100 fold! (22 years Special Forces – 180A/18B/18F/18E, magnaflux tech for Raytheon and weapon repair contractor for 18ABN Corp —- I’M far from being an average gun owner!!).
    It is you that insists on acceleration this to a pissing contest because you can’t accept the facts because it bucks your precious opinion. “Fairly well versed” means NOTHING when confronted with the facts!

    To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.

  • Snake

    And yet after reading some of your other posts on other sites, YOU corrected individuals on what they said as being false or complained about the media telling a lie, hypocrite much?!!!!!
    There are people who will read these comments and actually LEARN something that had been told wrong their whole life.
    It’s better for people to think you’re a fool then to open your mouth and remove all doubt!

  • Billy Wages

    The only cure for a vicious bite from a liberal is prayer and a good education.

  • KDC

    That’s a good one….lol!

  • KDC

    You can’t always look for a round eye and say they aren’t venomous. The black mamba has a round eye. It’s deadly poisonous.

  • AKLady

    Please increase your reading comprehension.
    Putting words in other people’s mouths is no different than lying.

  • OneGodOneTruth

    lol how this turns into a anti demo rant makes me laugh

  • William Matthew Lee

    Round eyes good guys, eyes slit? Run from it! Copper heads are the least dangerous of the vipers in America. The poison is not as potent as the others. Rattle snakes kill more people than all,the rest of thesnakes. Water moccasins are more aggressive ( down right mean ) coral snakes don’t have fangs and need to chew plus they tend to be more docile but are more poisonous than the rest. Potent neurotoxin. Worst snakes in America live in D.C.

  • Frank K

    Yeah, like other BS promise, if you need your anti venom, you can keep your anti venom. Fake promise.

  • RickInAriz

    You’re just damn lucky, Robert! Them’s the wurst kinda snakes, them Demoncrats. Even if they don’t bite yuh, but just breathe in yur direction, yu’ll prolly get sorta sick.

    And, for sure, don’t be out playin’ baseball and think yur safe, neither. They’s viscous critters, them Demoncrats. Don’t recon fishin’s any safer, neither, but they ain’t shot anybody just fishin’ . . . yet, anyways.

  • m1a0n3u0e1l2

    You have a lot of idiotic nerves to mention the word “lie”, when you have now in the White House the biggest, inconsequent, disgraceful, opprobrious and low-class biggest liar.

  • m1a0n3u0e1l2

    Your putrid sense o humor is going to drag your opprobrious soul directly to hell.

  • scott

    You wanna know whose going to populate Hell? All of you Left Wing Fascist, truth hating, God hating, reprobate minded vermin who have made it your life’s duty to destroy America, the Constitution, Judaism, Christianity, and Godly morality.
    You are Satan’s representatives on this Earth. You will get to enjoy the same Eternity your Master does, in the near future.

  • scott

    Frank, you know why the copperhead was in your driveway?
    He was crawling down Copperhead Road! LOL! 🙂

  • scott

    I’m not sure if I want the details of this incident LOL! 😉

  • Kimber

    I love reading the comments.

  • The problem with a demoncrat bite is that it is not poisonous, it is infectious more like rabies. oops you wrote that 2 years ago…

  • Ray Sutton

    You must be thinking of that lying lousy african born scum bag. Well he is out and now we have a REAL American President.

  • Frank Staples

    What is up with you dude? Just how the hell would you know what my military experience is, huh? I got out with the rank of “Sgt.” and if you went through the Q Course then it is likely that I helped train you and your big mouth. I spent over twenty years as civilian auxiliary to the SF with the 1st Special Warfare Training Group ( Airborne ) and received the Commander’s Award and a couple of Certificates of Appreciation. I put four years and three months on active duty during the VN conflict. I’ve also been a fireman for about twenty seven years now. And yes, I’m well versed on firearms. Get off your high horse and see if you can carry on a normal conversation about anything.

  • Frank Staples

    That may be but he sure beat the hell out of your lying female criminal…you know, slick hilly!!