Question by  Nerosmelody (14)

Is it true that there is no cure for a bite from a komodo dragon?

I saw on the Discovery channel once that the Komodo dragon lizard has the most deadliest bite.


Answer by  jm1982 (57)

As far as I know it is true that the komodo dragon has the deadliest bite. It does not have venom, but rather harbors extremely deadly bacteria in its mouth. I don't believe there is a cure for it other than pumping the body with antibiotics but I believe the bacteria will do far too much damage before they work.


Answer by  ZoeAlex (31)

Antibiotics are given to people who have been bitten by a Komodo Dragon to prevent bacterial infection. If the wound is not treated fast, necrosis and gangrene can occur. Technically, the Komodo's venom is not poisonous, but when it is mixed with bacteria in its saliva, it can be very dangerous.


Answer by  Dann (114)

Komodo dragons are dangerous for the fact that they are actually venomous, instead of hosting a cocktail of infectious bacteria inside their mouth. This is a recent find, just discovered in the past few years, so this can make treatment difficult. It however does not make it impossible. While there might not be antivenom, treating the symptoms is possible.


Answer by  palmerino (637)

the reason the bite is so deadly is because there is so much bacteria. In theory the cure would be antibotics, but i don't think it would work fast enough


Answer by  rbiales (3441)

Komodo dragons were recently found to be venomous as well as with bites full of deadly bacteria. The combination of sepsis and a large wound is very serious indeed, and adding poison pure and simple is even worse. The most serious problem, though, is that komodos are known to prey on human beings. Recovery from being eaten is rare.


Answer by  Caleb14 (292)

It's not that there's no cure. And the Komodo definitely doesn't have the deadliest bite. Their mouths are so bacteria laden that it's incredibly infectious and toxic, thus potentially deadly.


Answer by  chet13 (332)

There is no cure. The only hope is that you can amputate the infected area in time to stop it from spreading to the rest of your body.

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