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Woman rushed to hospital from North Walsham after suffering severe reaction to sting or bite

15:43 29 July 2014


East Anglian Air Ambulance medics drove to the aid of a woman in her 50s who was being rushed to hospital yesterday from a North Walsham doctors’ surgery after suffering a severe reaction to a bite or sting the previous day.

The crew used the charity’s rapid response vehicle and met the land ambulance carrying the woman at Coltishall where they administered specialist drugs to stop her going into shock.

The patient was then taken on her way to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.


  • A couple of years ago my sister was clearing brambles in her garden and unsurprisingly had a few scratches on her ankles. In the middle of the night she woke up in pain with her foot turned black and twice its size, off to the hospital and antibiotics and the doctor told her she had been bitten by an adder, she found this hard to believe but when the foot went back to its normal size and colour you could quite clearly see the tiny fang marks, strange but true.

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    John Bridge

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • Quite scary, this happened to my mum last year when gardening. Never known such a bad reaction. Now has to have an epipen all the time in case it happens again.

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