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How to Remove Painful Invisible Splinter

Updated on October 27, 2012

Splinter in Foot

Thorn in foot.
Thorn in foot. | Source


Remove old splinters under the skin including glass or metal slithers easily. Easily remove invisible splinters the one's you can't see but can feel. If you have splinter broken under the skin this technique works and it's painless.

This Technique Works Best On Splinters Under the Skin

If you have ever gotten a sliver of glass or a thorn in your foot it can be painful. I had a sliver of metal in the heel of my foot for years. I picked at that metal slither several times and never did get it out until I tried this technique.

You will need:

  • Baking Soda

  • Water

  • Bandage Bandaid

  • Tweezers

  • Needle

  • Warning

Do not pinch or squeeze a thorn or glass slither when you first inspect your foot.

Steps to Remove Splinter

Step 1

Clean and sterilize your foot with alcohol.

Step 2

Sterilize tweezers and needle.

Step 3

Use needle to pick and pry the skin from splinter to expose the splinter. Skip this step if you just got a splinter.

Step 4

Once splinter is exposed. Mix a little mixture of baking soda and water. Mix it thick so its pasty.

Step 5

Apply your paste mixture to the area where the thorn is exposed.

Step 6

Apply bandaid or bandage to exposed area over paste mixture.

Step 7

Wait 24 hours then remove the bandage. Try not to step on that area of your foot.

Step 8

The splinter or slither of glass should have come up out of the skin.

Step 9

Use the tweezers to gently pull splinters out.


Paper Cuts and Splinters

To avoid infection and speed up the healing process, dab some Vicks on any small cut or splinter. Their are some other great uses for Vicks besides stopping splinters from getting infected. Check out the many uses for Vicks.


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    • tamron profile image

      tamron 5 years ago

      I never heard of using the heal of bread to get out a splinter. It must be the yeast in the bread. I can't figure out the milk tho.

      Thanks for Commenting

    • jennyjenny profile image

      jennyjenny 5 years ago from Somewhere in Michigan

      Great useful info! My Grandma used to soak the heal of bread in milk and put it on them. Always came out the next morning, but also smelled like curdled milk. This sounds better! lol. :)