We sat in the beer garden and had a drink, but Ghost and Eloise looked like they'd take AGES to finish their snakebite and blacks, so we - Tamsin, Al Fiendish and I - decided we'd go on to the venue itself and let the others catch up with us.
Although once popular, surgical intervention with fasciotomy for venomous snakebite is now reserved for selected rare cases and should never be performed prophylactically.
Patients should be warned that most snakebites occur between April and October, when outdoor activities are common, and that simple precautions may help them avoid snake encounters.
Everyone in the back had been drinking snakebites for the best part of the evening, and it was half way down the motorway and one of them said ‘I feel a bit sick, you'll have to stop the van’.
Each year, 7,000 venomous snakebites are reported in the United States.
Although exotic snakes account for only a small percentage of venomous snakebites , the prevalence of these bites is increasing as the popularity of keeping exotic snakes as house pets continues to rise.
Renal failure is a common cause of delayed mortality from untreated snakebites in developing parts of the world.