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Had an adder snake bite. Did not get treatment. Nerve pain in the ankle and foot. Need medical attention?

Hi I was bitten by an adder 6 weeks age and did not get treatment for 10 days now I have nerve pain in the ankle and under the foot that is very painful and it is difficult to walk correctly. How long does this take to get better I have been told to rest it for two weeks which is up tomorrow and even with treatment it does not seem to be getting better Shiree
Asked On : Thu, 31 May 2012
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May 2014
Thanks for writing in.

Adults usually take more than three weeks to recover fully from adder bites, with a quarter taking between 1-9 months.
During the recovery period, you may experience episodes of pain and swelling in the area of your body that has been bitten. These symptoms can usually be controlled by taking over-the-counter painkillers, such as paracetamol.

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