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Homeopathic remedies can be an important adjunct or even curative intervention in the treatment of a snakebite victim. This should attempted only while getting as quickly as possible to the nearest emergency medical facility. Here are some remedies to consider for snakebites:
- Aconite: useful at the initial stages, when the person has great fear of death, with anxiety or panic and restlessness.
- Arsenicum album: may help chilly, anxious, restless people, who fear death and desire company. They may have burning pains that are relieved by heat.
- Carbo vegetabilis: useful for bite reactions that have progressed into shock, coldness, blue discolorations, weak pulse, clammy sweat, and collapse.
- Cedron: known in herbal and homeopathic medicine for its “powers of antidoting snakebites”.
- Echinacea: indicated for dullness, weakness, exhaustion, and marked drowsiness; the wound may be infected, septic-looking, and painful.
- Hypericum perforatum: indicated for neuralgic, shooting pain around wounds of nerve-rich areas, such as fingers and toes.
- Lachesis: may help the individual who has prostration, restlessness, painful swelling, bruising, and possibly bleeding; the person typically cannot bear anything tight around them (e.g. tight necklines or waistbands) and may be very talkative.
- Ledum: useful for puncture wounds, especially when the wound feels cold and is relieved from cold applications. The person may have muscle twitches or spasms near the area of the bite.