Can You Get COVID-19 Again? Replay our May 22 HDLive!

Follow Our Live Coverage of COVID-19 Developments

Health Tip: Snake Bite First-Aid

Please note: This article was published more than one year ago. The facts and conclusions presented may have since changed and may no longer be accurate. And "More information" links may no longer work. Questions about personal health should always be referred to a physician or other health care professional.

(HealthDay News) -- About 8,000 of the 45,000 snake bites in the United States each year are caused by venomous snakes.

But most traditional first-aid methods do more harm than good, the World Health Organization says.

WHO recommends:

  • Reassure the victim, if he or she is anxious.
  • Immobilize the person's body and bitten area.
  • Avoid interference with the bite wound (incisions, rubbing, etc.).

Last Updated: