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There are two studies I could find on this, Conclusion The Sawyer Extractor pump removed bloody fluid from our simulated snakebite wounds but removed virtually no mock venom, which suggests that suction is unlikely to be an effective treatment for reducing the total body venom burden after a venomous snakebite. Suction for venomous snakebite A study ...


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From https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/403803 Access to the full article requires subscription, but an extract is quoted below: In their article entitled "Prehospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Is It Effective?" Cummins and Eisenberg state: "Clinical evidence provides strong support for efforts to increase the percent of persons ...


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The numbers I've called on the slim chance they are helpful for someone else in the future even though they did not work for me sadly: 1) SOS Environment Line (SEPNA / GNR) 808 200 520 2) The nearest GNR station to allow referrals to the SEPNA team GNR Portimão 282 420 750 3) Nearest ICNF Headquarters (on weekdays from 9am to 5pm), ICNF Lagos 282 402 320 ...


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Zinc oxide has a very slight antimicrobial effect, whilst having little to no impact on human cells. This is more that the material is toxic to microbes than activating a body defence. It's the Zn^{2+} ions that have the property of being toxic to microbes. Small particles are more effective. Ideally I'd recommend creams to provide an even distribution of ...


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The British organisation RSPB is partnering: SPEA-BirdLife Portugal, Avenida da Liberdade, No 105 - 2oEsq, 1250-140 Lisboa, Portugal Telephone: (+351) 21 322 04 03. As shown here. Although sadly it is now too late for action.


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This is a partial answer, without the requested statistics. Lighting strikes can disrupt the normal electrical signals in the heart. See Cardiac Effects Of Lightning Strikes Assuming that no other life threatening physical trauma has occurred, CPR can maintain oxygen flow until the heart restarts. CPR by it's self is unlike to restart a stopped heart but ...


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As someone who thru-hiked the AT, and has had many a blister, I can safely say that you really need do nothing for them other than to remove the dead skin once the blister pops, off load any pressure being placed upon them if possible and keep it as clean and dry as possible. Unless you are diabetic, immunocompromised or a heavy smoker, they will heal in ...


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I have found calendula cream to work well. It's the Neosporin alternative if someone is allergic to the active ingredient in it. Being a cream, it is also a bit cooling, so that may be what helps.


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I have recently been stung by spider wasps ; ID is not easy as all I have seen is a small black wasp flying away. I had single stings on 4 days of a 5 day period so I could try different treatments. Very painful stings ( more than the common red wasps we have). I was surprised to find that immediate washing with soap and water was a big help , and if ...


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If you have a look through the information provided by the page you linked, they state: Our patches are made out of citronella, lavender, and lemon These three plants all exude chemicals (citronella, geraniol and linalool respectively) that are known to inhibit the ability of mosquitos to find people in certain concentrations, however in general these ...


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Science says they don't work. Citation from Charlie and another about citronella in general. (It's possible all these studies are funded by the DEET companies, but I don't wanna get into mosquito-industrial complex conspiracies.) That being said, there are people who swear they keep mosquitoes away, so if you like anecdotal evidence, maybe the patch is ...


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No actual numbers here, but according to the American Heart Association (AHA), patients who receive immediate aggressive bystander CPR after cardiac arrest due to lightning strike actually have a decent chance even without external defibrillation. This was a surprise to me, as I was always taught that a return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after sudden ...


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Do not put ice on scorpion bites! Just cold compress...that is direct from Poison control. Fyi I have used the inner fillet of prickly pear cactus pad twice on bark scorpion stings... it works very well to take away alot of the nerve pain symptons..the Native Americans of Sonoran desert used this remedy to great effect.


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What I found useful when nothing else was on hand: putting a short layer of toothpaste on it. The menthol gives a cool feeling, thus reduces the itching.


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