What to do – and not do – in the event of a snake bite

The weather is warming up – in some parts of the country – and this is the time of year when snakes often start making appearances.

The best way to prevent a snake bite, says Dr. Spencer Greene, director of medical toxicology and assistant professor of medicine – emergency medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, is to be aware of where snakes could be hiding. Avoidance is the most effective way to prevent a snake bite.

But in the event that you’re bitten, the graphic below provides helpful tips for what to do – and what not to do.

Snake-Bites-Updated-April-2019

Read more about avoiding and treating snake bites.

-By Andy Phifer

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