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I got a wood splinter in my finger yesterday. It's too far in to take out with tweezers. I remember from my childhood, in a house with splintery floors, being advised that splinters would work their own way out. But is that true? I've soaked my hand in warm water a couple of times, and I have a blister forming around the splinter, but it doesn't seem to be coming out. Should I wait a while longer? Try to dig into my skin with a pin (I remember my mom doing that when I was about 8 years old and got a deep splinter in my foot)? Something else?
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I have had splinters that worked their way out, but on the other hand I might worry about infection if you leave it in there.
And my mother always used a needle, which she held over a flame to sterilise - she said that pins might be partly composed of brass, which was not good to prick yourself with. Now I don't have any idea where she got that, and given that I am in my 60's it may no longer be true, but I have always stayed away from pricking myself with needles!
In your positition what I might be tempted to do is open it up with a razor blade and then try a needle. But I am no doctor and I don't know what a doctor would say.
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Red Willow, how goes the splinter?
Old Timers used to use warm Pine Sap to draw out splinters.......Plantain (Plantago spp.) poultice might work too, just keep applying it.
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