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my 4 yr old has a 1 cm splinter buried in his thigh. what are the options?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Depends: If you can cover it and he doesn't play with it or it doesn't cause pain, just keep it clean and with a topical antibiotic and band aid. It will fall out on its own. If it hurts or looks to be getting red, either take some tweezers and give it a yank or let the pediatrician do it.

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