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Snake Bite and Altitude Sickness

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Snake bite

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Usually, the snakes come out of their holes in warm seasons and bite anyone around once they find themselves in danger. Some people die instantly from snake bites and some do not. This depends on the nature of the snake and the part of the body it has been bitten. Some are poisonous and some are less poisonous. Kirait is the most poisonous in the world. This snake is found in Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Bangladesh, etc. Cobra is poisonous, but it is believed that Kirait is 16 times more dangerous than Cobra. The strong poison instantly stops the heartbeat and respiration of the victim, if appropriate treatment is not available in time than the victims could die

Safety measures

  • Clear the bushes, weeds, and dirt around the house because snakes may hide on them.
  • All holes in and around the house should be plastered.
  • Do not agitate snakes by throwing stones, or blocking its ways.
  • Walk with the shoe, if it is necessary to go near the bushes, long grasses, fields, jungle.

First aid

  • As soon as the snake bite is known, keep the victim in a comfortable position and tie just above and below the bitten area, with a handkerchief. This prevents the position from spreading quickly.
  • Allow sufficient blood to flow out of the incision.
  • Clean the area around the wounds with soap and water.
  • Continuously monitor the body temperature, rate of respiration and the rate of heartbeat.
  • Keep the victim in an easy and comfortable position. Provide the victim with hot milk, tea, coffee, fruit juice, water etc.

Altitude Sickness

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While scaling high mountains or Himalayas, due to the lack of sufficient oxygen in the air, people have symptoms like nausea, feeling like vomiting, headache and body weakness occurs and unconsciousness. This is called altitude sickness. Therefore, mountaineers carry oxygen on their back to supply oxygen.

Safety measures

  • Always climb the high hills and mountain along with a group of friends, never climb alone or leave your friend alone mid-way.
  • If it is necessary carry to climb the hills where altitude sickness could cause then proper foods and warm clothes should be arranged.
  • Should not forget to carry the necessary medicines along for safety.
  • If it is necessary for everyone to have oxygen bottle each when you are climbing mountains.

First aid

  • The victim of altitude sickness should be laid down at a comfortable place and wrapped with warm clothes.
  • If victim is vomiting then do not give him anything to drink or eat.
  • Take the victim to the nearest health centers as soon as possible.



  • Kirait is the most poisonous in the world.
  • While scaling high mountains or Himalayas due to the lack of sufficient oxygen in the air people have symptoms like nausea, feeling like vomiting, headache and body weakness occurs and unconsciousness. This is called altitude sickness.
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The first aid treatment for snake bite are:

  • As soon as the snake bite is known, keep the victim in a comfortable position and tie just above and below the bitten area, with the handkerchief. This prevents the position from spreading quickly.
  • Allow sufficient blood to flow out of the incision.
  • Clean the area around the wounds with soap and water.
  • Continuously monitor the body temperature, rate of respiration and the rate of heartbeat.
  • Keep the victim in an easy and comfortable position. Provide the victim with hot milk, tea, coffee, fruit juice, water.

The safety measures to prevent snake bite are:

  • Clear the bushes, weeds, and dirt around the house because snakes may hide on them.
  • All holes in and around the house should be plastered.
  • Do not agitate snakes by throwing stones, or blocking its ways.
  • Walk with the shoe on if it is necessary to go near the bushes, long grasses, fields, jungle.

While scaling high mountains or Himalayas, due to the lack of sufficient oxygen in the air, people have symptoms like nausea, feeling like vomiting, headache and body weakness occurs and unconsciousness. This is called altitude sickness.

The major first-aid treatments for altitude sickness are as follows:-

  • The victim of altitude sickness should be laid down at the comfortable place and wrapped with warm clothes.
  • If victim is vomiting then do not give him anything to drink or eat.
  • Take the victim to the nearest health centers as soon as possible.

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  • The number of poisonous snake in Nepal is _______ the number of non-poisonous snakes.

    equal to
    more than
    no statistics to
    less than
  • Rate of instantenous death depends on ____________.

    None of the answers are right
    the part of the body
    the nature of the snake and the part of the body it has been bitten
    the nature of the snake
  • Saftey measures applied to snake bite except ________.

    Do not agitate snakes by throwing stones, or blocking its ways
    Walk with bare foot if it is necessary to go near the bushes, long grasses, fields, jungle
    All holes in and around the house should be plastered
    Clear the bushes, weeds, and dirt around the house because snakes may hide on them
  • When we move to higher altitude, lack of oxygen causes ________.

    high altitude syndrome


    altitude sickness


    altitude disease


    altitude apnea


  • When one suffers from altitude sickness, immidiate action should be _____________.

    ascending up


    ascending down


    descending down


    descending up


  • Usually, the snakes come out of their holes in ________.

    winter seasons


    warm seasons


    day


    night


  • Feeling of terrror and panic are common after _________.

    swimming
    accident
    snake bite
    drowning
  • All snake are __________.

    not poisonous


    poisonous


    dangerous


    of same specices


  • ________ is the most poisonous in the world.

    Mud adder


    Anoconda


    Kirait


    Cobra


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