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What to avoid in case of Snake Bite ?

In case you are bitten by a snake, or you are near a person who has been bitten there are certain things you should not do, or you make cause more harm to the patient. 

 

  • Don't panic. 
  • Don't apply tourniquet or constriction band that stops blood supply to the bite site. 
  • Don't use ice packs or immerse the bit wound in water. 
  • Don't puncture, pinch or scrap the area. 
  • Don't apply heat or electrical therapy.
  • Don't suck in the venom. 
  • Don't elevate the wound area higher than the heart/chest level. 
  • Don't drink alcohol, herbal medicine, aspirin or any other medicines not prescribed by the doctor.
  • Don't try to capture the snake.