Snake Bites

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Australia is home to TOP THREE most venomous snakes in the world

Over 3,000 people are bitten by snakes every year

600 hospital visits a year due to snake bites

HOW TO TREAT

Snake Bites

Snake bites can be extremely dangerous, especially in Australia. If you or someone you’re with is bitten by a snake, immediately call for medical attention. Applying pressure using a bandage such as Aero’s Snake Bite Bandage can slow the flow of venom until help arrives. Watch the video to see how to apply a bandage to a snake bite.

Everything You Need to Know About Snake Bite First Aid

What happens when someone is bitten by a snake?

Symptoms can include:

  • Headache, confusion or dizziness
  • Nasua, vomiting or abdominal pain
  • Blurred vision, muscle weakness or collapse
  • Puncture marks (or small scratches)
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Bruising or swelling
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Tingling, stinging or burning skin
  • Bleeding or paralysis

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