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Old 10-14-03, 10:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
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It's funny that this is brought up as I've always wondered about snake saliva.

I've been bitten a few times by (thankfully) small snakes thus far: baby pueblan, baby corn and baby viper boa. In each instance the bite did not draw blood, just barly scratched the skin but the area always got very itchy afterwards. I don't think I remember any hives appearing but I definitely remember the itching!

Is snake saliva an irritant that is causing the itch or am I allergic?

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