Most snake bites in the UK are not serious. But it's important to get all snake bites checked as soon as possible.
If you're not in the UK when you are bitten by a snake, contact the emergency medical services in the country you're in.
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You will usually need to stay in hospital for at least 24 hours if you have been bitten by a snake.
The bite will be cleaned and bandaged. You may be given an injection to help protect you from tetanus.
If you were bitten by a poisonous snake you will be treated with a medicine to fight the poison. This is given through a thin tube into a vein, called a drip.
Only 3 types of snake are found in the wild in the UK.
The adder is the only poisonous snake, but you should get all snake bites checked as soon as possible.
Telling the doctors the colour and pattern of the snake that bit you could help them treat it.