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What should we do to treat a snake bite as a first aid?


A

Clean the wound and apply antiseptics.

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Quickly run water on the bite.

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C

Apply a tourniquet.

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Cover the bite with a clean piece of cloth.

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Solution

The correct option is C

Apply a tourniquet.


A tourniquet is a bandage that is tightly tied over the bite wound to stop increased bleeding. This may help to slow down the spread of the poison and give time for the patient to reach the nearest hospital for further treatment.


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