February 19, 2018
10 Myths About Survival You Should Never Rely On
MYTH: YOU CAN SUCK THE VENOM OUT OF A SNAKEBITE
Fact: If a bite delivers venom, it’ll immediately enter the bloodstream. Putting your mouth on the bite will deliver extra bacteria to the wound and may simply get venom into your mouth and esophagus. If someone gets bitten, try to keep heart rate low and hold the affected limb below heart level while getting to a hospital.