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Medicinal wealth of Kyrgyzstan

Enemies include snakes and humans. A poisonous snake never attacks. When meeting with a person she tries to crawl away to the shelter. The bites are the only means of protection of the disturbed snakes. However, a person encountering a venomous snake, mercilessly killing her.

Obvodnaya or draining certain areas, people indirectly harm the snakes living there, depriving them of a favorable condition. While fighting the rodents, it deprives them poor.

Sickness of snakes is poorly known. Some data are available regarding the parasite of the Viper and steppe Viper. The vipers registered 8 species of parasites: 3 — of flagellates, 2 ” tape 1 ” round worms, 1 — of acanthocephala, and 1 — mites (Markov and others 1966). The Central Asian Viper — 11 species of parasites, of which 2 are of the simplest type, 1 — to tapeworms, 5 ” round worms, 1 — the acanthocephalans and 2 — to ticks (Zinyakova and others 1966). In the Viper and the Viper obnaruzheno lung, upper respiratory tract and liver spot tubercles of tuberculosis. There have been cases of diseases of the mouth.

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First aid for snake bites

Despite the fact that the number of casualties from snake bites is small, it is necessary to take certain precautions, should be monitored closely for shoes, avoid walking barefoot in areas where there are venomous snakes, because most often the bite is applied in the leg. To be able to distinguish venomous snakes from harmless to be able to provide first aid. To distinguish poisonous snakes from non-poisonous not only by the appearance of a reptile, but even in nature inflicted the bite. A poisonous snake leaves the skin with a trace in the form of two large, round wounds where the poison is injected, between which are two rows of small dots are the traces of small teeth. Unlike the wounds left by a venomous snake, markings bites of non-poisonous snakes (the snake, the boa) look like four rows of very fine dots.

All snake venoms mechanism of action are divided into 2 groups:

1) poisons acting on the blood (the pit Viper, steppe Viper, Viper) — there is severe pain, the affected area of the body turns red, develops swelling, increased or decreased temperature may be a fever, in the urine, the feces appears blood, the patient suffers from vomiting. In severe cases, the victim permanently loses the ability Continue reading

First aid for snake bite

Leave me alone, snake effervescent, or First aid for snake bite

In the den of the snake was modestly, but with a bite.

We wrote a lot about how to deal with tick bites, but never about what to do in case of snake bite, and this can be quite useful right now, in the summer, during vacations, Hiking in the woods and mountains, and even trips abroad to exotic countries, where so many not only wild monkeys, and poisonous creatures.

In Russia too there are a lot of poisonous snakes, the most dangerous of them: Cobra, Central Asian Viper, is less poisonous: the Viper and the Copperhead. Mostly vipers, which were generally of a peaceful disposition, in the form of a man trying to disappear immediately, and only bite for self-protection, as, however, and all the snakes. So be careful.

If you (or one of your companions) felt “a pinprick”, but don’t know what kind of snake, poisonous or non-poisonous, you have been bitten by, and in appearance are unable to determine or did not, inspect the wound. The figure shows the types of tracks that leave the snakes on the site of the bite. The first five – poisonous snakes (see the punctures of the fangs) and the sixth – non-poisonous snakes.

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