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twinkletot
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Splinters

Postby twinkletot » Sat May 15, 2010 8:13 pm

Ds has a splinter (found today) and I can't get it out. Tried teasing it after a warm bath but it seems to not want to budge. Do I just leave it to remove itself (that's what I would do on myself) or are there any really good ways of removing them?

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Re: Splinters

Postby shoogah01 » Sat May 15, 2010 8:15 pm

run the edge of a credit card along the area that the splinter is in to push it back out.

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Re: Splinters

Postby twinkletot » Sat May 15, 2010 8:17 pm

Thanks will try that tomorrow :)

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Re: Splinters

Postby shoogah01 » Sat May 15, 2010 8:19 pm

No problem :hug: That's what I was taught on a first aid course, not sure how well it works because I have never had to use it

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Re: Splinters

Postby twinkletot » Sat May 15, 2010 8:22 pm

I shall let you know if it works or not then (i'll be your guinea pig :giggle: )

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Re: Splinters

Postby smilinglou » Sat May 15, 2010 8:56 pm

You're supposed to leave them in now, I think cover it and leave it, this is what my friend who did first aid more recently than me said you're meant to do, it works it's own way out, how tempting to pull it out though :-?

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Re: Splinters

Postby Kirstyh » Sat May 15, 2010 9:00 pm

Rub with a dry face cloth :wink:

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Re: Splinters

Postby becsom » Sat May 15, 2010 9:46 pm

I usually put a wet plaster over it (just wet the padded bit iyswim) and it works it's way out :D

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Re: Splinters

Postby shoogah01 » Sat May 15, 2010 11:49 pm

I had one in my finger a while back and tried to leave it but for 6 months I had a lump on my finger and was really painful :cry: turned out leaving it in had pushed it in further and I had to have it removed


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