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In the event that someone is bitten by a rattlesnake, first try to calm the victim. Gently wash the area with soap and water, apply a cold, wet cloth, and safely transport the victim to the nearest emergency facility.
If you need to call emergency services, keep the bite below the heart while waiting for help to arrive.

Rattlesnake - Wikipedia

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When a bite occurs, the amount of venom injected is under voluntary control by the snake. The amount released ...

Rattlesnake Bites and Symptoms - DesertUSA

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Most rattlesnake bites contain hemotoxic elements which damage tissue and affect the circulatory system by destroying blood cells, skin tissues and causing ...

Snake Bites: Types, Symptoms, and Treatments - Healthline

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Aug 25, 2016 ... About 7,000 venomous snake bite cases are reported every year in the United States. A bite from a venomous snake is rarely deadly — about 6 ...

How to Treat a Rattlesnake Bite (with Pictures) - wikiHow

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Oct 5, 2015 ... How to Treat a Rattlesnake Bite. You've probably heard a number of myths concerning snakebites and the proper treatment for them.

Out Alive: Survive a Rattlesnake Bite - Backpacker

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May 30, 2012 ... While hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains, Lorraine Johnson suffered a rattlesnake bite. She survived. We tell you how she did it.

Snake bites: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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Nov 4, 2015 ... Read our article and learn more on MedlinePlus: Snake bites.

Treating a Snake Bite | Wild Backpacker

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How to prevent, recognize and treat snake bites. Treating a Snake Bite. Although nearly 8,000 people are bit by venomous snakes each year, there are usually ...

Rattlesnake Bite - National Geographic Video

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A bite from a rattlesnake can be lethal, but a majority of snakebite victims survive their encounter. Do you know what to do if you are on the receiving end of a ...

Snakebites: First aid - Mayo Clinic

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Most North American snakes aren't dangerous to humans. Some exceptions include the rattlesnake, coral snake, water moccasin and copperhead. Their bites  ...