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According to the Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University, about 5,000 snake bite cases are reported every year in the U.S.[read article]

Tests for Snake Bites

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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A prothrombin time (PT) test, measures the amount of time it takes for your blood plasma to clot. Prothrombin, also known as factor ll, is just one of many plasma p...  More
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A partial thromboplastin time (PTT) test helps doctors assess your body's ability to form blood clots. Each time you bleed, it triggers a series of reactions k...  More
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Electrolyte Panel
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Fibrin degradation products (FDP) are substances that remain in your bloodstream after your body dissolves a blood clot. Clot dissolving is managed and regulated by...  More
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Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs responsible for filtering blood and waste. One method to determine just how well your kidneys are filtering is by measuring ...  More
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A blood smear is a diagnostic test used to look for abnormalities within the blood. The cell types are examined under a microscope for unusual shapes or sizes. Ther...  More
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Blood Type and Cross
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Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) Test
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Whether you're going to see your doctor for a routine checkup or are admitted to the hospital, your doctor needs information about how your body is functioning...  More
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An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it ca...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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The creatine phosphokinase test measures the amount of creatine phosphokinase (CPK) present in the blood. The test is also known as creatine kinase, CPK test, and C...  More
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An electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG) is a simple, painless test that measures your heart's electrical activity. Every heartbeat is triggered by a...  More
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A fibrinogen activity test is also known as a factor I assay. It is used to determine the level of fibrinogen in your blood. Fibrinogen , or factor I, is a blood pl...  More
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Pulmonary function tests are a group of tests that measure how well your lungs work. This includes how well you are able to breathe and how well your lungs are able...  More
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A urinalysis is a laboratory test done to detect problems with your body that can appear in your urine. Many illnesses and disorders affect how your body removes wa...  More
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Medical Procedures for Snake Bites

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Administration of Antivenin
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According to the American Physical Therapy Association, the goal of physical therapy or physiotherapy is to improve mobility, restore function, reduce pain, and pre...  More
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Wound Care
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Surgical Procedures for Snake Bites

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Fasciotomy
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Prescribed Medications for Snake Bites

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CROTALIDAE POLYVALALENT IMMUNE FAB is an anti-venom. It is used to treat patients who have been bitten by a poisonous snake.  More
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antivenin (Micrurus fulvius)
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CEFADROXIL (sef a DROX il) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral...  More
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DICLOXACILLIN (dye klox a SILL in) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other ...  More
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EDROPHONIUM (ed ruh FOH nee uhm) works on the nervous system of the body. It is used to test for muscle response and to diagnose myasthenia gravis. It is also used ...  More
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MORPHINE (MOR feen) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain.  More
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NEOSTIGMINE (nee oh STIG meen) can help with muscle strength. It is used to treat myasthenia gravis.  More
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TETANUS IMMUNE GLOBULIN, TIG, (TET n uhs i MYOON GLOB yoo lin) is used to prevent or to treat tetanus infection.  More
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TETANUS TOXOID (TET n uhs tok soid) is a vaccine. It is used to prevent infections of tetanus (lockjaw).  More
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Self Care for Snake Bites

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Immobilize Bitten Arm or Leg
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Remove Restrictive Clothing and/or Jewelry
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Supportive Care
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