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Snake Bite Response

Doctors in all local hospital emergency rooms speak some English. All can treat snake bites.

Nearby private hospitals:

World Medical Center  02-836-9977  2.4 km from Nichada

Mongkutwattana General Hospital 02-574-5000 5.4 km from Nichada

Nonthavej Hospital 02-596-7888  7.8 km from Nichada

When anyone is bitten by a snake, it is important to describe the snake to emergency staff, because the treatment is different among neurotoxin-producing snakes, hematotoxin-producing snakes and myotoxin- producing snakes. Take a photo of snake if possible.

While waiting for medical help, please ensure that the patient lies down with the wound at a lower elevation than the heart. Keep the person calm and at rest. Victims should remain as still as possible to prevent the venom from spreading. Cover the wound with loose, sterile bandage and see a doctor immediately.

Joy Pruksanubal, Thani Talk November 2017

Updated and added to site February 2018

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