Here is a Handy Tip on How to Remove a Splinter on Your Own

There are effective ways to get rid of it! Even though splinters are mostly very small, they can end up causing you a lot of pain. Once the splinter has penetrated your skin, you will be tempted to get rid of it as soon as possible. Sadly, because of its small size, this often turns out to be a bit difficult. Sometimes, you are able to remove it on your own, but there are also moments when you are in need of someone else’s help. Thanks to the following tricks as you will be able to easily remove splinters by yourself.

·        Tweezers: This is one of the easiest solutions, and most of us will have used a pair of tweezers to remove the splinters before. But before doing so, always clean your skin with soap and lukewarm water to avoid infections. You also need to ensure that the tweezers are cleaned with some alcohol. Carefully pull the splinter out of the skin, following the same direction it entered your body. Should in case you don’t like this, you will break the splinter into two pieces.

·        Tape: There is a need to ensure the skin around the splinter is completely dry and cut off a small piece of tape (such as dust tape). Stick the tape onto the skin and press it gently, making sure that you don’t push the splinter further into your skin. Then carefully remove the tape from your skin, pulling the splinter out as you do so.

·        Glue: It is possible to remove a splinter by adding some glue. Use white craft glue to do this (kindly note that you should avoid using cyanoacrylate /super glue). Let the glue dry for about 30 seconds before gently removing it.

·        Baking soda: You can put a few tablespoons of baking soda in a bowl and stir it while adding a few drops of water. Continue to do this until it turns to a paste. Now put the paste on your skin, but endeavor you are not pushing the splinter further into the skin. Cover the paste with a patch and remove it after a few hours.  Is the splinter still there? If so, repeat these steps.

Meanwhile, it is pertinent that you always consult a doctor when the splinter causes a lot of pain.

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