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Old 07-31-2006, 07:14 PM   #1
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I just heard from a British guy that if you go to a drug store (pharmacy) in England (or maybe other countries as well) and ask for a set of traveler's needles they give you, in a sealed sterile package:

A sewing needle for stitches
and a few syringe (spelling?) needles for shots and whatnot.

The idea being you are going to a country where you are not sure if the needles are clean or not. You insist on using the ones you give. I think it is a great idea and plan on buying maybe 5 packs in England and send a few home.

Thought I'd share.

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good call foo. a buddy of mine was in a pretty remote part of peru and forced to use the needles provided by the military nurse when getting a yellow fever shot. i'm sure if had the option existed he (and most everyone) would go for the traveler's pack.
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hey foo they sell them in other countries as well I know for a fact that you can get them in the states and I would assume that you can get them in Oz, Canadia and NZ as well.

But thanks for the tip and remember to back them in your checked on luggage
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does the kit include a spoon and cotton or do i have to bring my own?
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I am not sure I will post my results once i am in London (about 3 weeks) and buy it myself from Boots. Pretty sure you will need your own cotton.

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