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How do you remove a splinter?

  1. Linda Bliss profile image90
    Linda Blissposted 6 years ago

    How do you remove a splinter?

  2. Daffy Duck profile image61
    Daffy Duckposted 6 years ago

    It can be cut out with a razor blade.  Just cut the skin right on top of it.

  3. Pollyannalana profile image84
    Pollyannalanaposted 6 years ago

    With tape. Someone just told me this lately when I got cactus splinters impossible to get out. Otherwise with regular splinter I just lift those out with a needle if it can be seen but not reached or tweezers if there is enough out to pinch and pull out. Otherwise, a good sticky tape is best.

  4. Judi Bee profile image98
    Judi Beeposted 6 years ago

    Make a paste with bicarbonate of soda and water.  Put it on the splinter and cover with a plaster.  Leave it for up to 24 hours.  The splinter will be drawn out.  Tried it once, it worked!  Great for cowards like me.

  5. happyturtle profile image69
    happyturtleposted 6 years ago

    Here are two of many varying options.

    1) Place your finger (this is if your splinter is in your finger) within a glass of very warm water. This will make your skin very supple, then with a sterilised sewing needle draw out the splinter.

    2) Leave the splinter under your skin. Your body will automatically reject it draw it to the surface within 7-14 days.

  6. InterestCaptured profile image87
    InterestCapturedposted 6 years ago

    Soaking your hand in warm water with a hefty amount of epsom salt helps to draw it out