Correct first aid to save someone injured by a snake bite Correct first aid to save someone injured by a snake bite

Correct first aid to save someone injured by a snake bite

Correct first aid to save someone injured by a snake bite
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Dr. Anastasia Semyonova, a toxicologist, announced that 5 million people in the world suffer from snake bites annually, of whom 130,000 people die.

The doctor points out that snake bite is considered a complex medical problem all over the world because its consequences are very serious. What should be done if a person is exposed to it?

According to her, in this case first aid must be provided immediately - whether during transportation or while waiting for doctors. It recommends the following:

1 - Transfer the person from the danger area and call an ambulance;

2 - Fix the affected limb in an upright position;

3 - Remove all jewelry, bracelets, and tight clothing;

4 - Treat the wound site with soap and water or any antiseptic;

5 - Place a compressive bandage (not severe) on the site of the bite;

6- Transport the injured person in the lying position only.

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