Easy way to get a deeply embedded splinter out?

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  1. FortFunFoSho

    FortFunFoSho Golden Member

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    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?
     
  2. VBboy

    VBboy Diamond Member

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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
     
  3. bolido2000

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    I thought this was a splinter cell thread :eek:
     
  4. nmcglennon

    nmcglennon Golden Member

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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.
     
  5. VBboy

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    I hope that first your heat the needle up to kill all the bacteria on it...
     
  6. MercenaryForHire

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    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.

    - M4H
     
  7. foolanger

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    i usually use a needle.. I'm starting to think that i should boil it first after reading this thread. :)
     
  8. Narse

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    I just take a lighter to them until they glow a nice red, and then use the needle to remove the splinter. :)
     
  9. Electric Amish

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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*

    amish
     
  10. MercenaryForHire

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    Depends. Do you like pus-filled, swelling bulbous growths on your finger or not?

    (Subtitle - Boil it or sterilize it somehow.)

    - M4H
     
  11. aircooled

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    sterile x-acto knife
     
  12. VBboy

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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
     
  13. xirtam

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    That's more or less what a needle is.
     
  14. VBboy

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    No, I meant from the other side:

    New splinter --(--> finger --)--> Old splinter
     
  15. xirtam

    xirtam Diamond Member

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    Yeah. Didn't the school nurses use that technique except with needles?
     
  16. tweakmm

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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
     
  17. GasX

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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
     
  18. damiano

    damiano Platinum Member

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    chop the hand off
     
  19. VBboy

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    I think you're confusing him with the Borg ;)
    It will be rotting in there and stuff.. Gots to get it out!
     
  20. xospec1alk

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    are there any adverse reactions to doing this?
     
  21. VBboy

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    Oh, not many.. risk of infection -> amputation -> unhappy_life.. ;)
     
  22. GasX

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    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.

     
  23. tweakmm

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    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) :)
     
  24. Kyteland

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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.
     
  25. Schadenfreude

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    Actually, the body really *does* push the splinter out by itself. Just takes a bloody long time. The body is an incredible thing . . ..