Blue Ring bite treatment

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Good info sunshine

Thu, 2018-12-20 18:22

especially with the number of incidents of late. 



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 Does elevating the affected

Thu, 2018-12-20 19:10

 Does elevating the affected limb eg. hand / foot etc slow the rate of the venom / poison spreading ? Cheers for posting the placard, well done mate!  

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Don't elevate

Fri, 2018-12-21 03:43


if you elevate a bite, the blood runs back towards the body from that limb= bad.

Elevate a cut, as above this drains blood back toward the body and is also harder for the heart to pump blood to the cut.

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I believe that the venom

Mon, 2019-11-18 14:49

I believe that the venom actually travels through the lynphatic system, like a snake bite, so elevation has no impact, just movement.

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Someone done again today

Thu, 2018-12-20 19:15

Rocko . Little buggers they are. Good post

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I was just thinking I should

Fri, 2018-12-21 09:21

I was just thinking I should look this up. Thanks for posting!

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Pretty sure the venom doesnt

Fri, 2018-12-21 22:11

Pretty sure the venom doesnt enter the bloodstream, it uses the Lymphatic system. The way the lympatic system works is by movement. If you use the limb, it pushes the venom around.

Most important thing is to use a pressure bandage all the way up a limb, from the fingers/toe to the shoulder/groin/hip. Using a spint and a pressure bandage stops the victim from moving the limb, which keeps the venom localised to the bite. Worst thing a bite victim can do is walk if theyve been bitten on the leg, or move their arms around if on the hand.

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Very timely post

Fri, 2018-12-21 22:39

Good post and very timely with so many sighting reports and the school holidays in full swing, as I've said before if the sharks don't get you in the west thee occys will.

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Sat, 2018-12-22 16:25

Another bitten today, Ocean Reef way I think they said. 


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Mate had two in his boat today

Sat, 2018-12-22 15:56

Just crazy the number around at the moment  

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 i think with all these

Sat, 2018-12-22 18:22

 i think with all these little buggers about long pants , sleeves and gloves might be a go


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 Time for a cull.... They'd

Fri, 2018-12-28 22:15

 Time for a cull....


They'd get rid of a dog if it bit someone.....


They'd get rid of a croc if it bit someone.....


They'd get rid of a shark oh no sorry wait a minute.....


Anyway they should start paying little Johnny a bounty and send him out culling.....

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I actually

Sat, 2018-12-29 08:23

Like them. They look mint .only have to worry if no cray in pot, 7 fathoms or less high chance of them.

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Repost given its that season again

Sun, 2019-11-17 17:35

just to be safe and remind  

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Good post thanks

Sun, 2019-11-17 19:16

It never does any harm to be reminded of the dangerous things that you can come across whilst in the ocean, and the care you need to take to not become a victim.

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Yep...Good refresher there!

Mon, 2019-11-18 12:08

Yep...Good refresher there!


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