NEED your help...advice...splinter.

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  1. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

    Jan 22, 2008
    Arkansas
    This morning moving some boxes, I got a splinter underneath my fingernail. Very painful, nothing to grab hold of and pull, it's firmly under there.
    I wonder if someone knows of a PAINLESS way to remove these things?

    1. I do not have black drawing salve...need some, but not here.
    2. Did I mention I don't like pain?

    Thanks!
     
  2. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    Parson's Wife :

    This morning moving some boxes, I got a splinter underneath my fingernail. Very painful, nothing to grab hold of and pull, it's firmly under there.
    I wonder if someone knows of a PAINLESS way to remove these things?

    1. I do not have black drawing salve...need some, but not here.
    2. Did I mention I don't like pain?

    Thanks!

    Ouch!

    I think I recall hearing something about heat to pull them out? Maybe a warm bread poultice?​
     
  3. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Cut your nail down as far as you can and then see if you can get someone to help you with twezzers or a sewing needle to get it out. My mom and i use to help each other with this. Trust me it is better if someone helps so you dont have to look. Also peroxicide helps us in see where it is and helps to get it out.
     
  4. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

    Jan 22, 2008
    Arkansas
    ok. i trimmed it nearly to the quick...that little burr is stuck! gah!!
    currently have my finger stuck inside a potato...was told it draws. may add heat to it...cause it's not moving.

    and thank you!
     
  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Can you squeeze your finger and then it will pop out a bit....Then have somebody grab it with tweezers........

    Or I could bring over my chainsaw......hehehe (I am kidding....) [​IMG]
     
  6. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

    Jan 22, 2008
    Arkansas
    [​IMG] thanks! uhmmmm...may hold off on the chainsaw surgery....lol
     
  7. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    Ok this is what I've done, Take a bowl of hot water as hot as you can comfortably stand it. soak it for about 15 to 20 minutes. Dry your finger off and rub a little dollop of numbing medicine like oragel or teething medicine and let it sit for a few minutes, pull it out with tweezers. If it still stings add another dollop of the oragel.
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2011
  8. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

    Jan 22, 2008
    Arkansas
    I will surely try it! thanks
     
  9. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

  10. weeders n feeders

    weeders n feeders Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Vic's vapor rub. Put a dollop over the splinter and cover with bandaid. Leave overnight. Splinter should be able to squeeze out the next day if it doesn't come out on its own. Occasionally for REALLY deep ones I've had to do it twice.
     

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