IntroductionThere are many types of snakes found in India. All snakes are not poisonous. Cobra and viper is very poisonous and dangerous. If someone has bitten by these snakes can leads to sudden death. So take safety precautions. Some safety precautions are listed below in the next heading.
General precautions We should observe some safety precautions such as-
Symptoms of snake bite There will be two red marks 10-20 mm apart from each other. There may be pain and swelling. Convulsion, nausea and paralysis may occur. difficulty breathing, vomiting and nausea, blurred vision, sweating and numbness are some other symptoms.
Identify the snakeThe identification of snake is important in planning the treatment. The venom of snake works in two ways at our body. Some snakes venom acts on blood and it starts the death of RBCs. Once RBCs starts reducing the difficulty in respiration arises. If the patient is not place within 30 minutes in medical care the patient will die. Cobra venom acts on this principle. Viper's venom acts on nervous system and it is very painful and the patient will keep on crying.
First aids to be given Remain calm and do not mobilize the affected part. Tie the hand or feet with thread/ cloth just above the bitten marks to stop/ slow down the blood circulation from that part to heart. So that the spreading of poison can be slow and the reaction time may be more. Wash the wound with soap under running water. Suck the poison from the wound. Do not allow the patient to sleep. Put the Patient immediately in medical care.
follow up Follow up treatment and advice is to be followed. Have a good diet to recover the losses in the blood and nervous system.
Conclusion Be vigilant and take care of you and your family. Take precautions mentioned above in this article. Be safe. Insurance cover can be taken if someone feels treated. If still accidentally met with such incidents follow the advice and steps told in this article.
I am very much impressed by the extensively informative article of Mr. Sharma. So far as snake-bite cases are concerned, my comments are as under:-
In case of snake bite, timely action immensely helps to save the life. Immediately after snake bite, proper tourniquet must be applied. The person who has been biten by a snake, should be immediately taken to the nearest health center for administering anti-venom injection.
Considering the nature of poison, there are two types of snakes. In the first case, the poison get mixed up with the blood. In the second case, the poison affects the nervous function of the body. So, if the snake can be identified from the bite marks, it further helps the treatment.
Such patients must not be taken to quacks or other local snake-charmers for treatment. Quacks can't treat snake-bite cases, but waste time by their meaningless ritual. The treatment by quacks often cause death of the patients.
I congratulate the author for this informative and useful article. I strongly recommend reading this article.