How Did Pioneers Treat Snake Bites?

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Much like today, pioneers treating ailments logically and illogically, even for snake bites. One absurd remedy was to drink alcohol, meaning to get the person drunk to fend off the snakes poison with the pioneers own. Another remedy was to suck the poison out as you spit the saliva out of your mouth. Then chew come plantain leaves or chewing tobacco and place that directly over the bite, and cover with a rag.
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First you cut a slit in it then bandage it and keep pushing till the poison comes out.
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First seek professional medical treatment. Determine if the snake was poisonous or non poisonous. Stay calm, keep the body warm and wrap bite.
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1. A snake bite victim has a far better chance of survival if professional medical care can be obtained in time. The first thing to do is always call 911, but while you're waiting
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1. Make sure that the snake is gone! They could still be in the area. 2. Quickly apply pressure around the bite, not where the venom is as you will spread it. Push around it to avoid
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