Ouch!

@Humbug25 (12551)
March 30, 2009 8:39am CST
Earlier today I felt like a pricking sensation in my thumb. When I looked at it I could see that I had a small splinter in it. It was not sticking out at all so I couldn't just pull it out and I couldn't work out which way it had gone in so pushing it in the right direction was proving a bit tricky. In the end I soaked it a short while in warm water and pushed and squeezed it from every angle until I saw the tip pop out, then grabbed the tweezers and pulled it out. When I was a child my dad would sterilize a needle or pin and then dig at it until he got it out, which was very painful! How do you remove your splinters? Do you put a bit of lint and wrap it up and hope it works it's way out or, like me, you have to get it out there and then and will do it by whatever means you can?
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• United States
31 Mar 09
In the grand scheme of things, is this really an issue that requires a thread of discussion?
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@Humbug25 (12551)
31 Mar 09
Well hello carolluvyou. Oh I see would you rather I had started a discussion asking people what their favourite colour is or if they like McDonalds or prefer Burger King? It is handy to see how others remove their splinters should they have a better way to do so. Thank you for your response
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• United States
31 Mar 09
Oh please don't start a discussion asking which one we prefer! I don't think that there is anything wrong with this discussion. I would much rather hear these stories than read someone say that they like the color ???? because ????? and try to make several lines out of it. It's just rambling, and atleast a person can explain and talk about past experiences with this discussion.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
31 Mar 09
My point exactly Amber4106. I hate those discussions that are somewhat braindead and don't need too much thinking about. Now that we are friends I hope you will have a look as some of my interesting and amusing discussions I have started!!
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
30 Mar 09
i haven't had a splinter in a long time, thank hear it takes. your dad sounds like mine. i use to get so mad at mine giving me a spit bath. do u ever have one of them? lol. that was a nasty thing to do. i'd rather my face had been dirty, it usually was when we were fixing to go into church. our church wasn't but 4 blocks from our house. don't know how my face got dirty in 4 blocks. lol
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@Humbug25 (12551)
30 Mar 09
Hi ANTIQUELADY Hahaha it's amazing how you can go from splinters to spit washes! LOL Thanks for your response
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
30 Mar 09
old women have crazy minds. when u mentioned your dad is what brought the spit baths up. sorry about that. lol
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• United States
31 Mar 09
If I cant get it with tweezers I start digging with a needle my mom did they same to us growing up and I hate getting pieces of glass in my feet OUCH!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
31 Mar 09
Hello sassymama1974 Ouch indeed! Thanks for your response
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• United States
31 Mar 09
It depends on the splinter. If it is one I can pick out with tweezers then I do that. If it is one that is in real deep I use Peroxide to bubble it out and soak for awhile. Then, that loosens it us and makes it easier to get it out. So, far it works and I have never had one I could not get out yet. *Knock on wood* **Peace and Love get's you through everything in Life**
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@Humbug25 (12551)
31 Mar 09
Hi ya Carpathian Peroxide seems a bit harsh to use to me but then I have never used it to remove a splinter. Thanks for your response
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@littleowl (7157)
30 Mar 09
Hi Humbug, most times with a splinter my way is the way you do it, but I have heard that putting a plaster not the lint just the sticky part over it also draws the splinter out..maybe if there is a next time it happens it would be good to try that out, I think that is something I will try...hugs littleowl
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@Humbug25 (12551)
31 Mar 09
Hi ya littleowl Sounds ligical I guess. I don't get them often but it is handy to have a good tip for when it does! Cheers littleowl
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@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
30 Mar 09
I usually just get my tweezers and get them out that way. My son has a splinter right now that he won't let me go near. It will have to come out on its own.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
30 Mar 09
Hey there Shar19 I would let him have a long soak in the bath and I am sure it will come out a lot easier then if it hasn't come out already by then. Thanks for your response
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
30 Mar 09
yeah,i do get those nasty ones once in a while,i just cannot understand how the splinter got there!!!when i was younger.my mother used to use the same technique your father used.and,boy ,it was so painful!!!!her logic was,suffer the pain now then you wont have to suffer for days on end.i try using a local anaesthetic and then try to probe the splinter out.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
30 Mar 09
Hi ya riyasam I am always worried about leaving it in to work it's way out, especially if you don't know what it is and it could get infected! Thanks for your response
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@kevdiesel (129)
• Kenya
30 Mar 09
Well for me ur dads way is my option..come on lets dig it out next time it happens..lol,
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@Humbug25 (12551)
30 Mar 09
Hi there kevdiesel Yes but doing it that usually leaves a larger hole! LOL Thanks for your response
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@Amber4106 (541)
• United States
31 Mar 09
Splinters are very annoying to me, and I will work at them until I get them out. I try anything that I can to get it out. It kind of reminds me when I was a kid and losing my baby teeth. If I had the slightest wiggle on one of my teeth, I would work and work at it until I got the tooth out. I guess I was too anxious to see the tooth fairy.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
31 Mar 09
Hi Amber4106 I think it is good to get the splinter out as soon as possible or else it might get infected! I too was a bit like that when it came to teeth! Thanks for your response
@kevdiesel (129)
• Kenya
30 Mar 09
Well for me ur dads way is my option..come on lets dig it out next time it happens..lol,
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@Humbug25 (12551)
30 Mar 09
Hi ya kevdiesel Thanks again for your response LOL