KSRIC SNAKES OF MEDICAL IMPORTANCE

SNAKES OF MEDICAL IMPORTANCE AND THEIR DESCRIPTIONS

Red Spitting Cobra

- Naja Pallida
Bite Signs and Symptoms
  • Local swelling and blistering

  • Local necrosis

  • Burning pain and redness in eye envenomation

Large Brown Spitting Cobra

– Naja Ashei
Bite Signs and Symptoms
  • Severe progressive swelling

  • Necrosis

  • Burning pain and redness in eye envenomation

Black Mamba

-Dendroaspis Polylepis
Bite Signs and Symptoms
  • Tingling of the tongue and lips with a metallic taste

  • Drooping eyelids

  • Descending paralysis

Puff Adder

- Bitis Arietans
Bite Signs and Symptoms
  • Immediate severe pain, swelling and blistering

  • Necrosis with massive muscle and tissue damage

  • Continuous bleeding from the bite wound, mouth, nose and other orifices

Boomslangs

- Dispholidus Typus
Bite Signs and Symptoms
  • Bleeding from bite wound, gums, nose and other orifices

  • Headache, Nausea and sleepiness

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