Got Bit By a Texas Snake? What to Do ASAP to Stay Healthy!

Summer season provides you plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoor recreational opportunities. However, adventures in the wild also mean that meeting wildlife species is also highly possible. This change in season will facilitate meeting with snakes in some parts of the United States. Around 8,000 people will be bitten by snakes on a yearly basis. About 5-12 of those bites will be highly fatal. Any mistakes on the first aid can deliver more harm than benefits.

First Aid Procedure for the Frisco Snake Bites

For different types of Texas snake bites, an emergency care will be needed such as CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). Make sure that you will call 911 right away. You will also need to apply bandage and try to keep the person calm until the right medical assistance will arrive. Some people will advise you to wash the area but other will said that you need to avoid this. You should not try to suck the venom out of the wound. 

CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)

If needed, you will need to perform CPR. This is a first aid procedure that can be provided to the person that is breathing improperly. It is also a technique that can be used when the heartbeat of the person suddenly stopped. In the event that the person bitten by a snake is not showing any response, you first need to know that the person is in a safe location before you call the help of the 911. CPR should be started after completing an emergency call. The heel of your other hand should be placed directly over your other hand. Maintain a straight arm and push fast and hard for at least 30 times. After this, you will need to breath into their mouth until their chest has expanded.

Pressure-Immobilization Bandage

The pressure-immobilization type of bandage should be given to anyone who is bitten by a Texas snake especially the venomous type. You will need to firmly apply the bandage on the area affected while keeping them calm and waiting for the emergency to arrive. Here’s the step on how you can apply the bandage.

  • Start by putting pressure-immobilization bondage on the affected area. It needs to be tight and secured. Make sure that you will not be able to insert your finger on the skin and the bandage.
  • You will also need an elasticized roller or heavy-crepe bandage that aims to immobilize the entire limb that has been affected. Bind the toes or finger of the affected limb. You will them move higher. Ensure that it will remain in a relaxed position. You will also have to mark the area bitten using a pen.

The victim of the Frisco snake bite can suffer an excruciating pain. There are some who will experience an allergic reaction that may cause anaphylactic shock. This is a serious condition that will require immediate medical attention. Otherwise, the life of the person will be in peril. In case you are not sure on what to do next, call the help of the expert that will provide you guidance on the right healthcare steps that you should take.

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