Get Rid of a Splinter without Any Pain

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Get Rid of a Splinter without Any PainWe can all relate to that sharp aggravating pain caused by a splinter stuck in your finger or foot. Dealing with wood, glass or even cleaning fibrous vegetables can often cause tiny splinters to get lodged in your skin. Sometimes these splinters get in so deep that it is difficult to even spot them, all you can feel is an unpleasant pain. 

Using a needle or tweezers to remove this splinter can not only be difficult but can also be quite painful. To avoid this entire ruckus, try these easy painless remedies to dislodge a splinter.

Baking soda
Using baking soda is one of the best ways to remove a splinter. All you have to do is mix ¼ spoon of baking soda with water to make a thick paste and then apply it on the problem area. Now wrap this with a bandage and leave it overnight. Thebaking soda will cause the skin to swell out thus pushing the splinter out.

Duct tape
You can use a duct tape to pull out visible splinters. Place the duct tape carefully on the splinter and allow it to stay for about an hour. Then slowly pull out the tape and the splinter will come off with it.

The suction method 
Take a wide mouthed bottle and fill it with hot water nearly to the brim. Now press the affected hand or foot tightly against the mouth of the bottle. This will then cause a suction and pull the flesh down. The suction plus the steam will help pull out the splinter.

Hydrogen peroxide
Applying some hydrogen peroxide on the splinter will cause it to dislodge itself. This will also help sanitise the wound.

source: healthmeup

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