Health Tip: Snake Bite First-Aid
(HealthDay News) -- About 8,000 of the 45,000 snake bites in the United States each year are caused by venomous snakes.
But most traditional first-aid methods do more harm than good, the World Health Organization says.
- Reassure the victim, if he or she is anxious.
- Immobilize the person's body and bitten area.
- Avoid interference with the bite wound (incisions, rubbing, etc.).
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