Snake Bite (Snake Bite) Center

There are venomous (poisonous) and nonvenomous (nonpoisonous) snakes. A venomous snake bite penetrates the skin and injects, secretes, or spits a toxin into the penetrated wound. Symptoms of a venomous snake bite include:

  • redness at the site of the bite,
  • swelling at the site of the bite,
  • severe pain at the site of the bite,
  • nausea and vomiting
  • labored breathing
  • disturbed vision
  • increased sweating and salivation, and
  • numbness or tingling in the face or arms and legs.
Treatment of a venomous snake is a medical emergency, and the person that has been bitten needs to be taken to an emergency department or other emergent care facility as soon as possible. Read more: Snake Bite (Snake Bite) Article


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