An indispensable first aid device for every family
In the country, by the sea, in the mountains, hiking, playing sports, extreme adventures, tourism, leisure activities, daily life…. ASPIVENIN® pump is life !
An indispensable first aid device for every family’s medicine chest, present in every first aid kit, ASPIVENIN® pump is a mini-pump which sucks out venom in the case of toxic bites and stings.
What is Aspivenin?
From the first sting or bite, to avoid itching, pain and unpleasant reactions, there is a fast, practical and effective solution: ASPIVENIN®
This patented medical device (class 1) is a product manufactured in France that won the Lépine competition in 1983.
It’s a suction mini-pump which painlessly removes all injected venom from insects (wasps, bees, horseflies, hornets…), arachnids (spiders, scorpions, harvest ticks…), fish (weevers, scorpion fish…) as well as certain rash-inducing plants.
It has a double-chamber system with an extended locking piston which causes an instant and permanent depression of around 800 millibars, ten times buccal suction.
How to Use Aspivenin
Gently place the nozzle best-fitted to the type and location of the sting or bite, then arm the pump by pulling out the piston all the way (half for children).
With one hand, place ASPIVENIN® pump with its nozzle on the wound.
Fully depress the piston and you feel a powerful suction. Let ASPIVENIN® pump act 20 sec to 3 minutes (Adjust the suction time according to the stings or bites : see the instructions for use.) .
This duration can easily be prolonged or renewed, especially in serious cases.
Then lift the piston button with the tip of the thumb to remove ASPIVENIN® pump.
We suggest you handle Aspivenin® several times with recommended instructions before use. We also advise you to keep your Aspivenin® within reach if you are in an environment at risk.
Duration of application :
The duration of application varies according to cases : for mosquito or fly stings, 20 to 30 seconds may be sufficient. For bee, wasp or horsefly, it is recommended to apply ASPIVENIN® pump for 1 to 3 minutes before cleaning the wound with an anti-septic.
Be careful : for bee stings, do not remove the sting before aspirating as its presence facilitates the extraction of venom. Remove it later.
For bites of a spider or a scorpion, in order to avoid the inevitable coagulation of the wound, apply ASPIVENIN® pump for 1 to 2 minutes before cleaning the wound with an anti-septic.
For more serious stings, like that of a stone-fish, it is necessary to apply ASPIVENIN® during 2 to 3 minutes. Do not forget to regularly clean the wound with a disinfectant, and to wait for some rapid and indispensable medical care.
Why Use Aspivenin?
Skin reaction after a sting
Most often after a sting, there is a more or less strong pain according to the nature of the aggressor and the quantity of venom injected. The skin becomes red and hardens. Swelling is a response from the body to the aggression in order to clinically neutralize it.
The histaminic reaction appears as a rash, generally followed by swelling and accompanied by a more or less intense itching.
Allergic consequences are sometimes serious
In the case of an allergy, the consequences of envenomisation are more or less serious.
A local allergic reaction is the most common, and in its severest form it can reach the two joints closest to the sting or bite. It increases gradually and reaches its peak within 24 to 48 hours. Any swelling should be monitored..
A general allergic reaction, or anaphylaxis, is more rare.
Most often slight, just on the skin or mucus area but far from the sting (a rash), it may be accompanied by anxiety and malaise. Its affect on other target organs is its biggest threat.
There may be ophtalmological signs (conjunctivitis), but also pharyngitis and laryngitis (Quincke’s edema) and these can lead to the obstruction of upper-body air passages.
Pulmonary signs with bronchio-spasms (asthma attacks); digestive signs (diarrheas, abdominal pain, vomiting); neurological signs with confusion, extreme anxiety and a feeling of imminent death, symtoms like dysphagia (difficulties with swallowing), dysphonia (difficulties with speaking), and dyspnea (laboured breathing) are signs of seriousness.
At the extreme end of the scale there is a weakening of the cardio-vascular system with anaphylactic shock and collapse (falling blood pressure), leading to death in the absence of emergency therapy. Cardiac arrest can occur suddenly, either from hypoxia (lack of oxygen) linked to respiratory failure or to the persistence of collapse.