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Sawyer Extractor Pump Kit

    Sawyer Extractor Pump Kit

    Use the Sawyer Extractor™ vacuum pump kit to help remove venoms and poisons from snake bites, insect bites and bee and wasp stings.

    • $17.00

    Item # 407144

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    • Small, reusable vacuum pump helps draw venom from below your skin in 1 quick motion; pump is easy to use with 1 hand
    • Comes with 4 different sized plastic cups for suction to cover various sized stings or bites
    • Effectiveness of the Extractor varies with the location of the bite; the Extractor most effectively retrieves venom from extremities and areas of the body outside muscle areas
    • Sawyer Extractor kit includes pump, alcohol prep pads, adhesive bandages, sting care wipes, razor (for hair removal), and instruction manual

    Made in USA.

    Item 407144

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    Sawyer Extractor Pump Kit Specs
    Best use
    4.63 inches
    4 ounces

    Sawyer Extractor Pump Kit

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    Rated 4.4/5 based on 10 reviews
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromIt works! I was stung by a bee while in the back country on an [...] Adventure trip. Within seconds my guide was applying the Extractor to the bite and it effectively removed most of the venom. It was quick, easy, painless and did not require any invasive or unsanitary measures. I was back to enjoying my hike in minutes. I highly recommend this type of device for any bee stings whether in the woods or at home. It is an excellent first aid tool!
    Date published: 2007-09-16
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromJust in case kit Simple to use - even the kids can understand the instructions - does not weigh much - a useful addition to the first aid kit !
    Date published: 2009-05-02
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromBuy this especially if you have kids. Last weekend my 12 year old son had a bite or sting on his arm that looked like it was turning into a staph infection. I planned to take him to the doctor the following Monday. The area around the bite became very sensitive, swollen, and painful. He found the Extractor First Aid kit in the cabinet and used it on the wound to drain the infection. It worked great. The doctor was also impressed. The only problem was that my son didn't read the instructions and when he was finished using it, he tried to sterilize it by running it under hot water. The instructions say not to get the applicator wet, just the suction cup. It stopped working the next day. I am purchasing a new one now. I'm thankful that my son thought to try the Extractor. Staph infections can be very dangerous.
    Date published: 2010-06-09
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromGreat for bites and stings This thing works great for bites and stings. Keep in mind though that it is virtually ineffective on snakebites. Venom travels very quick through the blood stream and you will not be able to effectively treat a snake bite with this or any other kit. A compress is the best way for treatment of a snake bite. I would suggest you do some research on snakebites. That being said, I didn't buy this kit for snake bites. As far as the tip cracking, I made the same mistake the first time I used one. The plastic cones are tapered meaning that the forces you put on the junction are amplified resulting on breakage. Just a simple, seating push and you are set. No need to shove it, force it, or twist it in place. It's plastic. Plastic is fragile. Great product if used correctly and I have several. I keep one in both vehicles, every pack, and one at home.
    Date published: 2011-05-18
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromA We bought this kit after a "very near miss" (with in 2") with a rattlesnake bite. Since that encounter, we've used this kit on two separate occasions to treat a yellow jacket/wasp sting. The swelling and pain were minimal when using the kit immediately after being stung vs times we've had untreated stings. For those allergic, this is a MUST!
    Date published: 2008-10-23
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromAn awesome gadget! I have had one of these for many, many years, and have used it for everything from spider and bee stings to splinters, sea urchin spines, and even an inflamed tooth infection. It works great, and can alleviate a lot of discomfort and in some cases could save your life. I would not go camping, scuba diving or hiking without it.
    Date published: 2009-12-01
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromGlad I had it I've had this for years but only just had cause to use it. The day after gardening in long grass my ankle grabbed my attention with a ferocious burning itching pain. There was a hard lump, unlike any sting or bite I'd had before, and I was afraid I might have been bitten by a spider. I used the extractor and there were two beads of fluid, exiting through the bite puncture I presume, and then a small explosion. The itching pain disappeared immediately and the wound is healing quickly. I don't know for sure that it was a spider but it seems logical that spiders have shallow bites, their venom is intended to destroy tissue at the site, and puncture wounds are likely to be cleansed by fluid flowing out of them, so nothing to lose by trying suction. The pump was very easy to use. I was able to find the right size cup and it had a lot of suction. Unfortunately I washed the hollow pump part out before reading the instructions that said not to get the inside wet. Now it doesn't seal as well and I'm buying another. At least it is very reasonably priced.
    Date published: 2009-04-06
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromBlack Widow Spider Bite I go into rattlesnake country occasionally, but have never been bitten. Shortly after purchasing this snakebite kit, however, my wife was bitten by a black widow spider hiding in the firewood we use in winter. The bite wound was painful and started swelling immediately, but I got the extractor out and onto the swollen site ASAP-within a few minutes. It worked! Within an hour the swelling diminished and my wife now carries one of these on all wilderness outings-even above treeline where rattlers are rare. This extractor is an essential part of our first aid kit, and you will find it useful for a lot more than rattlesnake bites.
    Date published: 2010-03-20

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