How Can I Get a Splinter Out of My Toe?

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  1. BrianMI6 profile image57
    BrianMI6posted 6 years ago

    How Can I Get a Splinter Out of My Toe?

    I've got some type of tiny splinter stuck in my big toe.  I can't seem to see it in order to remove it with some tweeters.  What can I do to get this thing out of my toe?

  2. Sue B. profile image95
    Sue B.posted 6 years ago

    I hate splinters!
    I have removed tiny splinters simply by soaking my feet in warm soapy water.
    I have also heard of these three methods:

    1.  Ichthammol ointment (also known as black drawing salve)- this is usually found OTC at most pharmacies.  You put a little of this ointment on the splinter, place a band-aid on the area and keep it on all day.  Hopefully at the end of the day when you take off the band-aid the splinter would have came out by itself.

    2. baking soda- what can't baking soda be used for?  If you make the baking soda into a paste and place it on the area, it may help your skin push out the splinter on it's own.  Your splinter sounds small enough that this could work.

    3. duct tape- what can't duct tape be used for?  If you know which direction the splinter went in, you can use this method.  Stick the duct tape on your toe making sure it is sticking on all areas.  Rip off the duct tape quickly in the opposite direction it went in (the same direction you would be pulling it out with tweezers).

    I hope that helps!

  3. Catherine Kane profile image87
    Catherine Kaneposted 6 years ago

    I've also heard of the technique Sue B listed done w/ either an aloe gel or rubber cement. Anything that will make a seal, create a little suction and draw the splinter to the surface

  4. nightwork4 profile image62
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    take a razor blade and cut around the area. once you remove a bit of skin, you can then pull it out. i do it all the time because i work with wood. it hurts a bit but the sliver will hurt a lot more if it gets infected.


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