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13 May 2011

Treat snakebites with adrenaline

Giving adrenalin to people with snakebites helps prevent severe allergic reactions to antivenom treatment, new research finds.

Giving adrenalin to people with snakebites helps prevent severe allergic reactions to antivenom treatment, new research finds.

The study found that adrenaline reduced severe reactions to the antivenom by 43% at one hour and by 38% over 48 hours.

 
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