One week later and the puffadder bite patient has made a remarkable recovery.
Little Nico Smit was discharged from hospital on the 10th April 2013. His finger was still discoloured and 3 blisters had formed. Within a few days of being discharged, the blisters had disappeared and only 3 small red spots remained. This has now decreased to 2 red spots a week after the bite.
The patient’s finger has become itchy, but this is due to healing as it cannot be allergies towards the venom due to the time that has lapsed.
Patient is due for a follow up visit at the hospital on Wednesday.