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What do you do if you get a splinter in your hand?

Today I was leaning with my hand on a telephone pole and I got a splinter in my hand,it's near the fatty part of the hand or I should say padded part.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:41 PM on Dec. 31, 2009 in Health

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  • I believe the new answer is nothing, your body will eventually expel the wood since it is a foreign object. The old school answer is get a pair of tweezers and pull it out.
    1st_LadyD

    Answer by 1st_LadyD at 5:46 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • pull it out with duct tape
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:09 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • I like the duct tape solution! Never gave that a thought. I'd wash the area and try to use tweezers. I know you can use the tip of a needle,but that would most likely hurt alot. Good luck!
    Robsmommy

    Answer by Robsmommy at 6:13 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • I usually use duct tape or nail clippers lol
    CuteandCurvy

    Answer by CuteandCurvy at 6:27 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • If it small then put a piece of fat back on it and wrap it up.
    officerdouglas

    Answer by officerdouglas at 10:11 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • Actually if you do nothing the skin heals up over it and it can cause an infection so don't ignore it. I sterilize a needle and gently pull back the skin to get access and pull it out with my fingernails or tweezers. Tape is a good idea as well. If that fails they have a drawing salve at the pharmacy that will draw it out. When I was young we used the fat of bacon as a drawing salve. Not sure if you want to smell like bacon though!
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 1:16 AM on Jan. 1, 2010

  • Take it out.
    motherofhope98

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 10:47 AM on Jan. 1, 2010

  • I'm bad, I use nail clippers to cut the skin and then tweezers to get it out. It's the easiest and quickest way for me

    Hope you are able to get it out without too much pain

    Cafe Jenn
    Cafe Jenn

    Answer by Cafe Jenn at 4:06 PM on Jan. 1, 2010

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