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Old 04-15-2003, 12:06 PM   #1
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Default Easy way to get a deeply embedded splinter out?

I have skin like leather. Usually I just soak my skin until it becomes pretty easy to work the splinter out. This one is a bit deeper.

Any suggestions?
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Old 04-15-2003, 12:09 PM   #2
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I don't know, try sucking it out or something. Create enough negative pressure for it to come out. Or cut out all the meat around it and remove it by hand :Q
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Old 04-15-2003, 12:09 PM   #3
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I thought this was a splinter cell thread
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Old 04-15-2003, 12:09 PM   #4
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slice and dice...

I would use a small pin-needle and try pushing it out, and use tweezers too... also try squeezing it out.
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Old 04-15-2003, 12:11 PM   #5
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slice and dice...

I would use a small pin-needle and try pushing it out, and use tweezers too... also try squeezing it out.
I hope that first your heat the needle up to kill all the bacteria on it...
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Old 04-15-2003, 12:14 PM   #6
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slice and dice...

I would use a small pin-needle and try pushing it out, and use tweezers too... also try squeezing it out.
I hope that first your heat the needle up to kill all the bacteria on it...
Bingo. Boil the tweezers & needle first. That's the method I use for the deep ones. Shallow ones, I just whip out the ol' Leatherman and work the edge of the blade to "slide" it out.

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Old 04-15-2003, 12:16 PM   #7
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i usually use a needle.. I'm starting to think that i should boil it first after reading this thread.
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Old 04-15-2003, 12:18 PM   #8
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i usually use a needle.. I'm starting to think that i should boil it first after reading this thread.
I just take a lighter to them until they glow a nice red, and then use the needle to remove the splinter.
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Old 04-15-2003, 12:19 PM   #9
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Supposedly if you wrap it in a piece of bread that has been soaked in milk it will remove itself...*shrug*

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Old 04-15-2003, 12:19 PM   #10
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i usually use a needle.. I'm starting to think that i should boil it first after reading this thread.
Depends. Do you like pus-filled, swelling bulbous growths on your finger or not?

(Subtitle - Boil it or sterilize it somehow.)

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Old 04-15-2003, 12:21 PM   #11
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Old 04-15-2003, 12:21 PM   #12
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Supposedly if you wrap it in a piece of bread that has been soaked in milk it will remove itself...*shrug*

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Yes, it is true: the bread will eventually remove itself
I think that's supposed to losen up the flesh or something.

You can always stick another splinter from the other end and push the first one out... :Q
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Old 04-15-2003, 12:23 PM   #13
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Supposedly if you wrap it in a piece of bread that has been soaked in milk it will remove itself...*shrug*

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Yes, it is true: the bread will eventually remove itself
I think that's supposed to losen up the flesh or something.

You can always stick another splinter from the other end and push the first one out... :Q
That's more or less what a needle is.
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Old 04-15-2003, 12:24 PM   #14
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Supposedly if you wrap it in a piece of bread that has been soaked in milk it will remove itself...*shrug*

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Yes, it is true: the bread will eventually remove itself
I think that's supposed to losen up the flesh or something.

You can always stick another splinter from the other end and push the first one out... :Q
That's more or less what a needle is.
No, I meant from the other side:

New splinter --(--> finger --)--> Old splinter
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Old 04-15-2003, 12:25 PM   #15
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Yeah. Didn't the school nurses use that technique except with needles?
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Old 04-15-2003, 12:27 PM   #16
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If it isn't hurting too much you could just leave it in there and let your body break it down
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Old 04-15-2003, 12:32 PM   #17
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step 1: rub some feces into the wound to ensure an infection
step 2: wait 48 hours
step 3: squeeze area around swollen and festering wound
step 4: watch splinter and pressurized pus fly accross the room
step 5: take IV antibiotics
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Old 04-15-2003, 12:32 PM   #18
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Old 04-15-2003, 12:33 PM   #19
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If it isn't hurting too much you could just leave it in there and let your body break it down
I think you're confusing him with the Borg
It will be rotting in there and stuff.. Gots to get it out!
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Old 04-15-2003, 12:33 PM   #20
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If it isn't hurting too much you could just leave it in there and let your body break it down
are there any adverse reactions to doing this?
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Old 04-15-2003, 12:36 PM   #21
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If it isn't hurting too much you could just leave it in there and let your body break it down
are there any adverse reactions to doing this?
Oh, not many.. risk of infection -> amputation -> unhappy_life..
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Old 04-15-2003, 12:36 PM   #22
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If it isn't hurting too much you could just leave it in there and let your body break it down
are there any adverse reactions to doing this?
Depends what the splinter is made of. A glass splinter might not get infected if you wash the wound well, but it won't break down - hope it works its own way out. A wood splinter is not going to be sterile and will likely get infected unless it comes out.

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Old 04-15-2003, 12:40 PM   #23
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If it isn't hurting too much you could just leave it in there and let your body break it down
are there any adverse reactions to doing this?
Depends what the splinter is made of. A glass splinter might not get infected if you wash the wound well, but it won't break down - hope it works its own way out. A wood splinter is not going to be sterile and will likely get infected unless it comes out.
Hmm... I've left a couple splinters in my hand and I'm still alive with both hands attached and intact. Maybe your body doesn't break it down but pops the splinter out? I was always told that you could leave splinters in and you would be fine.
If this is wrong then maybe you should disregard my advice(I think I will too actually)
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Old 04-15-2003, 12:46 PM   #24
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Supposedly if you wrap it in a piece of bread that has been soaked in milk it will remove itself...*shrug*

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This actually works. It is also very effective in drawing puss/nasty crap out on an infection. The only downside is that it feels gross.
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Old 04-15-2003, 12:51 PM   #25
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If it isn't hurting too much you could just leave it in there and let your body break it down
are there any adverse reactions to doing this?
Depends what the splinter is made of. A glass splinter might not get infected if you wash the wound well, but it won't break down - hope it works its own way out. A wood splinter is not going to be sterile and will likely get infected unless it comes out.
Hmm... I've left a couple splinters in my hand and I'm still alive with both hands attached and intact. Maybe your body doesn't break it down but pops the splinter out? I was always told that you could leave splinters in and you would be fine.
If this is wrong then maybe you should disregard my advice(I think I will too actually)
Actually, the body really *does* push the splinter out by itself. Just takes a bloody long time. The body is an incredible thing . . ..
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