How long does it take to die from a snake bite?

Linda Ray

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Given how quickly its venom can kill (as quickly as 10 minutes, though sometimes it takes a few hours, depending on how much is injected; the average time until death after a bite is around 30-60 minutes).
It is a question that has no specific answer as it depends on many things, whether you will die of snake bite or not. If yes, then when. The factors on which it depends are given below:

  • The type of snake
  • Location of the bite
  • Amount of venom injected in the body
  • Whether you were able to get medical attention on time.
If a poisonous snake bit you where there is little fat and lots of blood vessels, such as on the thigh, many times, and you are not able to get right medical attention, then you may die fast.

However prompt medical attention and antivenoms reduces chances of death due to snake bite.

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