Rattlesnake bites are one of the most common senescences in the United States. And, unfortunately, they can be quite dangerous. If you’re ever bitten by a Rattlesnake, it’s important to seek medical help as soon as possible. But what do you do if you get bit and don’t have any idea of treatment? Here are some tips on how to survive a Rattlesnake bite without treatment.
Can You Survive a Rattlesnake Bite without treatment?
If you have been bitten by a rattlesnake and are not treated, the venom can spread throughout your body. If this happens, your heart will be damaged, the blood vessels of your brain will be destroyed or blocked, and you may die.
What To Do If You Get Bit By A Rattlesnake?
- Stay calm and try to stay still.
- If possible, raise your hand over the wound and keep it there for at least 10 minutes.
- Do not move the bitten limb until you see a doctor or go to the hospital (the poison may spread to other parts of your body).
- Do not apply ice packs or use a cold compress on the area of the bite because this may make it worse or cause tissue damage.
- See a doctor immediately if you have any of these symptoms: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fainting, chills, fever, or a general feeling of illness (even if you feel fine).
- If you are allergic to a snake, see a doctor immediately.
- If you have been bitten by a poisonous snake, see a doctor immediately.
- If you are pregnant, do not take aspirin or any other pain reliever without discussing it with your doctor first because it may increase the risk of bleeding during or after delivery.
- Do not rub the bite area because this may make the wound worse and cause tissue damage.
- Do not leave the bite area until you see a doctor or go to the hospital (the poison may spread to other parts of your body).
What Is The Risk Of Rattlesnake’s Bite?
- The venom of the rattlesnake is a toxic substance that causes symptoms of pain, swelling, and redness that can last for up to a week.
- There are many snake species in the U.S., but only a few of them have venomous bites including Copperheads, Cottonmouths, Rattlesnakes, Sea Snakes, and Water Snakes.
- The venomous snakes are usually bigger than the nonvenomous snakes (like the “Gopher Snake”).
- If you get bitten by a poisonous snake it is very important to contact local authorities for help as soon as possible.
- In most cases, the snake will not strike after you have been bitten and will instead run away from you or hide in order to avoid being attacked by other animals or people nearby. In rare cases, they may strike after being cornered or threatened with death by humans (like when they are being used as pets).
- The snake will usually release its venom within 3-5 minutes of being bit. If the snake is still alive, in most cases it will not continue to bite you.
- It is important to get medical attention as soon as possible after a poisonous snake bite to avoid tissue damage and complications that can occur if left untreated.
- If the venomous snake has not been killed by the time you get medical attention, a doctor may inject a drug called “antivenin” into your system that can neutralize the poison and help you heal faster. The antivenin comes from horses (the same type of antivenin used for people) and costs $2,500-$10,000 depending on where you live or how many vials are needed for your treatment (more than one dose may be needed).
- You should never try to capture or kill any poisonous snakes because they are very dangerous animals that can release their venom and cause serious injury or death.
- It is very important to keep an eye out for poisonous snakes in the wild and avoid them at all costs. Although they are usually shy and will not attack unless they feel threatened, they can be very dangerous if provoked or if you make them feel threatened (like by touching them).
How To Deal With Anxiety And Stress?
● Practice relaxation exercises like deep breathing, yoga, and meditation to relax your body and mind.
● Try to avoid constant stress by going on a vacation, getting a hobby or doing something you enjoy that can help you relax.
● Try to identify your problem areas and work on them when you feel stressed out so that you can better control your emotions and feelings of anxiety or depression.
● Meditate about the things that make you feel happy or relaxed for 15-20 minutes at least once a day (even if it is only for 5 minutes). This will help reduce anxiety and keep your mind calm during stressful times in life.
● Avoid alcohol, drugs, and other substances that can cause emotional problems like addiction, depression, or anxiety (like coffee, marijuana, cigarettes, or other stimulants) because they will only make things worse when you are feeling stressed out (you should never use drugs as an escape from reality).
- Do not take on more than you can handle. If you are having a hard time dealing with your problems, it is probably because of too much to take in and not enough time to process what is happening. Try to give yourself the proper amount of time when you are stressed out (you should never try to rush things).
- If you have anxiety or depression, talk with a professional so that they can help you find the right treatment for your problem (this may include medication and/or therapy).
- If your anxiety or depression causes problems at work or school, talk with your employer or school counselor about the best way to deal with your problem so that you can continue to work or go to school without having any problems.
- Do not try to be perfect all the time. We all mess up from time to time and it is okay because we learn from our mistakes, but we must never feel bad about our mistakes (try not to beat yourself up about your mistakes).
- Do not let other people make you feel bad about yourself. If someone is telling you that you are not good enough or that you do not deserve something, do not listen to them. Listen to what your heart is saying because it knows the truth and if you listen to your heart, it will tell you what is right for you and what is wrong.
Rattlesnake bites are not as dangerous as you may think, and in some cases, treatment can be very effective. If you are bit by a Rattlesnake and feel the need to seek medical attention, make sure to do so as soon as possible. If you do not have medical experience or are not able to handle the situation yourself, seek out a professional.