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Re: [IP] bent needle

At 04:34 PM 3/2/03, Andrew Bender <email @ redacted> wrote:
>The bent needle as well as other needles are composed of an alloy
>which often contains nickle. this metal is often  results in an
>allergic reaction in the skin which looks like an infection. I cannot
>suggest a suitable alternative, having used the bent needle myself for
>swimming, etc,

I would have thought the needles would be made out of surgical steel.  If 
they're not, then there's no reason for me to even try them since I have 
allergies to nickle as well as other metals.  I always tell my husband, if 
it's not at least 14k gold, skip it.  ;o)

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