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Lizard Bites...Emergency

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The only two lizards known to be poisonous are the


Beaded lizard


Gila monster


The beaded lizard is present in Mexico. The Gila monster is present in Arizona Sonora Mexico and adjacent areas.


The venom of these lizards is somewhat similar in content and effect to that of some pit vipers although symptoms tend to be much less severe and bites are almost never fatal. Unlike most snakes the Gila monster and beaded lizard clamp on firmly when they bite and chew the venom into the person rather than injecting it through fangs. The lizard may be difficult to dislodge.


Common symptoms include pain swelling and discoloration in the area around the bite as well as swollen lymph nodes. Weakness sweating thirst headache and ringing in the ears (tinnitus) may develop. In severe cases blood pressure may fall.


Various suggestions for removing Gila monsters include the following:


Forcing the jaws open with pliers


Applying a flame under the lizard’s chin


Immersing the lizard and body extremity under water


Once the lizard has been detached tooth fragments often remain in the skin and must be removed. Treatment of low blood pressure or blood clotting problems is similar to that of pit viper bites. A specific antivenom is not available.


(See also Introduction to Bites and Stings.)
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