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How are snakebites treated in the hospital?

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At the hospital, treatment will depend on the type of snake.

  • If the snake was venomous, the person will be given anti-venom treatment.
  • A tetanus shot may be given, depending on when the person last had an injection.

From: Snakebite Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: "How to Avoid or Respond to a Snakebite."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Avoiding snakebites."

University of Maryland: "Snakebites."

Merck Manuals: "Snakebite."

Merck Manuals: "Wounds."

California Poison Control System: "Rattlesnake Encounters on the Rise, State Poison Officials Warn."

Snakebite Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 19, 2017

SOURCES:

CDC: "How to Avoid or Respond to a Snakebite."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Avoiding snakebites."

University of Maryland: "Snakebites."

Merck Manuals: "Snakebite."

Merck Manuals: "Wounds."

California Poison Control System: "Rattlesnake Encounters on the Rise, State Poison Officials Warn."

Snakebite Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 19, 2017

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