I bought this a few weeks ago because our daughter is a mosquito magnet. Never had to use it until today when I got stung by a bee. Within 60 seconds I had the pump attached. 30 later seconds I could see the venom coming out of my arm (see photo). After 90 seconds I removed the pump and then applied the wipe they provided to receive the pain. It's been ten minutes now and I don't feel a thing. So what are you waiting for? Just buy it already. Truth to the word.
Miracle worker!!! Went to Costa Rica and was eaten alive by mosquitos (even with bug repellent!). Once got back to the hotel applied this and itching stopped for good. In the case of the most recent bites, a little bit of clear juice even came out. Excellent to avoid using other chemical after being bitten by mosquitos.
I've used this product before and ordered another for my car. I have not used it on a snake bite, however I have on stings and even mosquito bites. The extractor works great.
I have already used this kit to help with bee stings at summer camp. I love it! We live where there are a lot of rattlesnakes and I just want to be ready. We always take it with us on hikes through the mountains.
A friend recommended this specific item foe my med kit. It seems like all parts were included. I took it out and fiddled with it a bit and it seems like it'll work great.
Hopefully, I never have to amend this review with an "I actually had to use it.."
Thanks for the piece of mind!
These work great on centipede bites in Hawaii!
They have proved themselves many times now. I don't go anywhere with out one in my truck always.
I just received the product Have not had to use it yet, But it will be a nice relief if I ever encounter any kind of bite .I hike a lot and go to a lot of remote places so lets hope I never have to use it.
I keep this around for bee and wasp stings. It leave a hickey behind, but does good at removing venom.
I keep honey bees and use this every other week. I'm not allergic, but this clears up the stings quicker, than if I let it naturally heal.
It does its job for a certain amount of time, and that effectively. I used it for mosquito bites, wasp sting and ant bite (which I am allergic to - i would always suggest going to the emergency if you are allergic, in My case I used the pump and antihistamine and I got actually well trough it).
Worked great compared to when my son got stung by yellow jackets a week before when we did not have this. He was less red, less rash, and it disappeared quicker.
I have a history of a moderate systemic reaction to wasp/hornet stings, sometimes hives on the torso but always pain and swelling, and then of course the itching... I bought two, one for the car and one at home. Today was the first time I had to use this. I was stung in the upper thigh and was quick to use the pump on the sting site. <1min. (I read & understood the instructions in advance, highly recommend)
No pain, itching, and VERY minor swelling. I realize over time the body will develop an immunity, but I am thrilled at the effectiveness of this product. The key is QUICK application.
I occasionally get minor cysts from bug bites and allergies and this little kit has been AMAZING in helping to evacuate the infected tissue with the least amount of scarring post act. I’d have to cut them before, causing welts and scars, now they fade and heal properly. Not sure how this would work with snakes but the tool is thumbs up for other bites
This is a great kit to have when you are raising bee's. Takes the sting away immediately!
We bought this for the camp and have yet to use it for its intended purpose but after 10 minutes of fighting a child to get a splinter out of his foot I decided to try this. It took about 4 sucks and the splinter was pulled out enough to grab it with tweezers. We were all amazed!
I have used this for releasing scar tissue as a therapist. Does a good job and is well worth the cost.
Everyone should have one of these - I'm allergic to bee stings and have several (including one in my car). Using it according to directions leaves me with no swelling or itching, and almost no pain from a sting. Once I used soap instead of alcohol to clean my arm after a sting and that was a mistake - the venom left streaks and welts all down my arm! After that I re-read the directions and use it as directed. Have bought 2 as gifts - even if you only have a slight reaction it's good to have, as the next reaction might be bigger. Mine have saved me at least 3 trips to the ER.
I ordered the kits for Christmas presents along with a first aide kit. Have use the extractor for years on stings. Removes enough of the venom to not leave itching and swelling. Also have used for acne. The collar on the suction cap cracks when not careful so have broke a few.
Bit by a mosquito and applied this to it 10 minutes later for 10 minutes. It downy itch anymore, but note have a large red mark around the area. Would never trust this for snake bites, but mosquitos are the real problem at my house. Seems to work. If anything changes I'll change the review, otherwise my opinion stands as long as this is up.
We use this for breaking up scar tissue as prescribed by my physical therapist after foot surgery. Would not use it for actual bites or stings but it is plenty painful enough for tearing at scars to help them heal!
I used this on a yellow jacket sting. I literally had a minimal reaction where in the past I've had significant swelling. This one is a replacement because the plastic syringe gets brittle and cracks. I keep one handy during the yellow jacket season.
I have been fortunate to have not used this on a snake bite, but a couple of times a year someone in the family gets stung by a bee or wasp, and it sure comes in handy then, especially if you can use it within a minute or two being stung. In my experience it removes about 80% of the bee/wasp sting pain. After using this, the immediate discomfort is usually pretty minor. I have found the itching that comes the next day is more a problem than the pain after using this.
Had multiple R hand surgeries for a torn tendon, and my OT had me use this on my scar tissue after the wound closed. The suction helps to break up the scar tissue. I guess if I ever happen onto a rattle snake in my yard, I'll use it for that too.
I actually bought 2 of these. It's great for bites and stings if used in a timely manner. It provides serious suction. I'm talking about chrome-off-a-trailer-hitch, golf-ball-through-a-garden-hose kinda suction! Reminds me of my ex girlfriend except without the personality disorder or smart mouth. Anyway, it's worth the money.