Snakebite | How To Treat Venomous Snakebites in Thailand and Southeast Asia

Click below to read information about how to treat venomous snakebites in Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia with these snakes:

Venomous Snakebite

Treating Non-Venomous Snakebite

FIRST – rule out a venomous snakebite. Thailand has about 35 venomous snakes on land that can cause serious medical emergencies. If you’re not sure what you were bitten by, have someone drive you IMMEDIATELY to the hospital and describe the snake to the staff. Feel free to contact me any time to help identify a snake:

Snakes have sharp teeth that may puncture the skin, and a tetanus shot may be recommended by your doctor if you haven’t had one in the previous 10 years.

Clean the wound with antiseptic soap and water, and if bleeding, cover with a bandage. There is a slight risk of infection with each bite. If swelling and redness occur, see a doctor.

If you were bitten by one of the three PYTHONS in Thailand – you may have significant tissue damage. Any significant python bite should be followed by a trip to the doctor’s office or hospital.

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