Click below to read information about how to treat venomous snakebites in Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia with these snakes:
- Cobras – in Naja genus (Monocled, Spitting Cobras)
- King Cobra, Krait, Coral Snake, Keelback
- Pit Vipers
- Spitting Cobra venom in eyes
Treating non-venomous Snakebite
FIRST – rule out venomous snakebite. There are about 35 venomous snakes on land that can cause serious medical emergencies. If you’re not sure what you were bitten by, have someone drive you IMMEDIATELY to the hospital and describe the snake to the staff. Feel free to contact me any time to help identify a snake:
Snakes have sharp teeth that may puncture the skin, and a tetanus shot may be recommended by your doctor if you haven’t had one in the previous 10 years.
Clean the wound with antiseptic soap and water, and if bleeding, cover with a bandage. There is a slight risk of infection with each bite. If swelling and redness occur, see a doctor.
If you were bitten by a PYTHON – you may have significant tissue damage. Any hard python bite should be followed by a trip to the doctor’s office or hospital.