How to act in front of viper bites

The vipers are a type of reptile that can be distinguished from the rest by the fact that they are smaller (about 50 cm, never usually reach one meter in length); they have a broad and flattened head, in the form of a "V"; they have a zigzag pattern on the back ; his fangs are mobile and are located in front of the mouth; They also have a short cone-shaped tail . It is a common reptile in many countries and some of the viper species are poisonous . The signs of a viper bite are usually two small points spaced between them of 6 to 10 millimeters and in some cases swelling occurs in the affected area. If you want to know how to act in case of encountering this animal and being attacked by it, consult this .com article about how to act in front of snake bites.

You will need to:
  • Water and soap
  • Antiseptic without coloring
  • Sterile gauze
  • Analgesic
Steps to follow:


Keep the affected person at absolute rest and prevent any movement, since muscle activity increases the spread of the poison and consequently its toxic action.


Wash the wound with soap and water.


Apply an antiseptic without coloration in the bite to detect later changes in skin color.


Cover the wound with a sterile gauze, but without applying ointments or creams as they do not provide any benefit.


You can administer an analgesic (paracetamol) to calm the pain of the person who has been bitten.


Transfer the person to the nearest hospital or medical center, keeping the affected limb at a lower level than the body and applying, while, cold water bags wrapped in a towel or rag. Never put ice directly on the wound.


Do not do anything else, anything else could cause complications. You should not make incisions or suck the poison with your mouth; we never have to burn the wound; do not apply bleach, potassium permanganate, mud, or herbs in the wound; do not make tourniquets; nor provide alcoholic beverages.

  • Whenever you see a snake, do not touch it because it could be a moor.