posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 04:09 PM
reply to post by Golf66
You don't need to use your mouth to suck out venom, there are other ways, my snakebite kit has a suction tool, but you could also make something on
the spot, or cover your mouth with something like dental dam. Also, there is a difference between "venom" and "poison." Most venoms are not
dangerous to "ingest," they are only dangerous to "inject." If you left it in your mouth for too long it might be absorbed into the blood stream,
but I think it is worth the risk if it helps your buddy or yourself. I would find some other way if at all possible.
I would say you are probably correct about the venom spreading quickly, but it would still be worthwhile to apply the tourniquet and suction.
Depending on the strength of the venom, the dose that was injected, and the strength of the individual, maybe it would be just enough to save a
Suction would probably be very effective for spiders, if you know immediately when you get bit.