First Aid for Snake Bites

Snake bites may be poisonous and can be fatal if nothing is done immediately.

First Aid

  1. Keep the patient still to slow down circulation.
  2. Incise the bitten area and let it bleed to remove the poison.
  3. Wrap a teaspoonful of salt in a handkerchief or a piece of cloth and moisten the salt with water. Apply it directly over the wound after the bleeding. Apply for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Bring the patient to the nearest hospital or clinic immediately.

Herbal Medications

  1. Adelfa leaves and branch poultice (Scientific name: Nerium Indicum Mil; English: Oleander)
    • Pound 10 leaves and a piece of branch. Apply directly on the wound after it has been bled.
  2. Kamantigui flowers poultice (Scientific name: Impatens balsamina L.; English: Touch me not balsam)
    • Crush about 10 flowers.Apply directly on the wound as poultice after it has been bled.

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