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    Pray it is a dry bite!!! If not, keep the heart above the bite sight, that way gravity works with you to pool the venom so that it takes longer to spread. No ice packs, no turniquit, never tried to cut between the fang marks and then suck out the venom. Best thing sit tight, and call for help, or send someone to get help. Ultimate treatment is found in the ER. Last I herd most adults that die from rattle snake bites do so from Sepsis (big word for infection), or allergic reactions.

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    DO-Wash with soapy water, identify the type snake if possible, if unsure go to ER asap, keep affected area below heart, keep heart rate down. If you need to go a long distance(out of the backcountry)-Splint the limb to prevent overusing. This will help prevent the venom from spreading so fast. DO NOT- use ice, tourniquet or cut and suction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest to Outwest View Post
    DO-Wash with soapy water, identify the type snake if possible, if unsure go to ER asap, keep affected area below heart, keep heart rate down. If you need to go a long distance(out of the backcountry)-Splint the limb to prevent overusing. This will help prevent the venom from spreading so fast. DO NOT- use ice, tourniquet or cut and suction.
    Do you know what the reasoning is behind not using the restricter band, cut and suction, that was taught for years?
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    Those methods have proven to have more risks than benefits and do not have much success in stopping or slowing the spread of the venom. Cut and suction only increases the chance of infection and restricting blood flow can lead to severe tissue damage or the need for amputation of the limb. As in any emergency, remaining calm from the beginning, can be the most important factor in the outcome being a positive one. I hope you never have to find out.

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    Old formula super glue for cuts, antibiotics, morphine, surgical tape, rope, bandaids. With that you can fix everything but dead.
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