A tip to remove Splinters

@marciascott (25554)
United States
February 25, 2008 8:53pm CST
If you want to remove Splinter, get some Scotch- tape, and it will remove the splinter, as long as it is not deep dwn in finger, I was watching the news and I got this information. I have also tried, dishwahing liquid of soap, It works pretty good too, Now I created that one, I hope this will help someone! What do you do when you get a Splinter in your finger or anywhere else? ~~Thanks Marcie~~
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
18 Mar 08
I like to use the dab of elmer's glue for a splinter on my little one's flesh - it is easy, fun (peeling off glue is always entertaining) and gets the job done. for myself I like to heat up a pin or needle and dig it out... sometimes squeeze it out - I get much satisfaction out of doing it this way :)
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
18 Mar 08
You half to be careful, Squeezing it out, and trying to dig it out, you could get it infected.
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
26 Feb 08
The first thing I usually do is say OUCH. Then I try to get it out with my fingernails or tweezers. The scotch tape is a good idea. I have also heard you can put some glue on it, let it dry and then peel the dried glue off, hopefully the splinter will come to.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
26 Feb 08
I see you have the same Idea as Joy. thanks
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
26 Feb 08
That's a great idea, never thought of plain old tape. I sometimes put a dot of Elmer's glue on, let it dry, and then peel it off and the splinter almost always comes with it. At least with the tape you don't have drying time lol.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
26 Feb 08
Now that is a good Idea, never heard of it.
• Australia
28 Feb 08
I've had some pretty bad splinters in my time, the worst would be the ones in my bum from where I slid down some stairs a few years back. Only way I could get them out was a long, warm bath. It was in the middle of summer, and a hot bath was the last thing I wanted! It worked though, the doc got it out first go (a family friend who lived a few doors up from us).
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@raydene (9874)
• United States
26 Feb 08
Well usually by the next day it is swollen enough that it will come out whan washing it with a frough cloth. It is some smart ideas you have. xoxoxoxoxo
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
26 Feb 08
When we were kids my mom would put some butter and sugar on a bandaid and put it over the spliter, usually over night. The splinter was always gone by morning. The last time I had a splinter, I sat on a wooden bench and had to go to the clinic and they had to make a small cut to get it out. That was too much fun!
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@queenofarms (1665)
• United States
26 Feb 08
My husband use to build houses He come home with a number of them in his hands...He'd get out his utility knife and tweezers...He would dig them out..But he had one he had to have removed surgically.....It was treated wood, its harder to remove...
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
26 Feb 08
Back in the day we use to use Gray's ointment. I don't even know if they make that anymore. I've also heard of using glue, let it dry then pull it out that way!
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