Patient Comments: Snake Bites - Experience

Describe your snake bite experience, including location (yard or desert, etc.) and type of snake, if known.

Comment from: cherly, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 31

On June 9, my girlfriend got bit by a rattlesnake, she went to the hospital, but did not take antivenin because it had too much mercury in it, daily she suffers with pain, leg and foot are swollen and where the blisters were the skin is trying to shed, other spot is a big hard scab. How long will this go on?

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