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Best way to remove toothpick from foot?

Best way to remove toothpick from foot?

Foreign body: If the tooth pick is lodged in your foot, you should disinfect it with alcohol then try to grab the end with tweezers. If the toothpick doesn't come out, please see your primary physician or podiatrist. You may also have to be placed on an antibiotic. ...Read more

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What's the best way to remove a splinter on your right hand?

What's the best way to remove a splinter on your right hand?

Left hand: Most splinters can be removed with a tweezer. And if it is in the right hand, use your left hand. Sometimes this may require the assistance of a friend and sometimes a magnifying lens like a reading eyeglass can help. ...Read more

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What is the safest way to remove a splinter from a child's hand?

What is the safest way to remove a splinter from a child's hand?

Soak in : Water first preferably hot, this will soften the skin and expand the splinter, use a tweezer like tool to try and pull out. ...Read more

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What's the best way to remove a genital piercing to minimize scars or keyloids?

What's the best way to remove a genital piercing to minimize scars or keyloids?

Gently!: Any piercings should removed gently to avoid trauma which can increase scarring. If you are removing the piercing because of infection, topical antibiotic can be prescribed. ...Read more

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Best way to remove scar from forehead?

Best way to remove scar from forehead?

Improve, not remove: Scars are permanent, but they improve with time. Pressure treatment, silicone sheeting and steroid injection may hasten their maturation. They also improve with time and may not reach their final appearance for 6-12 months. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the best way to remove a broken fingernail?

Can you tell me about the best way to remove a broken fingernail?

Bathroom surgery: Can be dangerous. If the nail is posing problems recommend that you see your physician. ...Read more

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Best way to remove callus on toe?

Best way to remove callus on toe?

Depends: If t he thick, hard skin is on the bottom or top of the toe try a good lotion to smooth it or use a pumice stone th remove some of the skin layers. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the best possible way to remove an ingrown toe nail from home?

Can you please tell me the best possible way to remove an ingrown toe nail from home?

You can not : It is difficult to remove the ingrown nail while doing 'bathroom' surgery. An ingrown nail is when a nail spicule protrudes downward into the nail groove. That is the most difficult part for an individual to perform on themselves. Very often that spicule gets worse and infection will occur. This infection is very close to the bone and can easily cause osteomyelitis. See your podiatrist for proper care. ...Read more

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What is the best way to sterilize tweezers?

What is the best way to sterilize tweezers?

Boiling water: Very carefully place in boiling water for a few minutes, then remove and let cool completely, another option is rubbing alcohol. ...Read more

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Best way to remove scars from your forehead?

Best way to remove scars from your forehead?

Improve, not remove: Scars are permanent, but they improve with time. Pressure treatment, silicone sheeting and steroid injection may hasten their maturation. They also improve with time and may not reach their final appearance for 6-12 months. ...Read more

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Best way to remove a surgical scar? Any tips?

Best way to remove a surgical scar? Any tips?

Improve, not remove: Scars are permanent, but they improve with time. Pressure treatment, silicone sheeting and steroid injection may hasten their maturation. They also improve with time and may not reach their final appearance for 6-12 months. ...Read more

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Best way to treat a minor fractured finger?

Best way to treat a minor fractured finger?

It depends: A fractured finger needs to be evaluated by a doctor with experience with these kinds of injuries. Some seemingly innocent finger fractures can have long-lasting negative results. If it is truly minor, a simple finger splint may be appropriate or even just buddy taping the finger to an uninjured neighbor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove wound scars?

What is the best way to remove wound scars?

Removal lvs scars : A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues.Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we change the stress on the tissues. Scars forms as a result and have many different appearances and colors. Dark coloration may fade over time but the tissues never are the same and so some scarring will always be there. Surgery can remove them if needed. ...Read more

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Any tips on how to remove a splinter?

Any tips on how to remove a splinter?

Wash the area : Thoroughly. You may even have to soak for a while. Clean/sterilize a tweezer or nail clipper and gently try to pick it out. If too deep, you may have to go to a doctor to have it done for you, especially if local anesthesia is needed. Occasionally waiting a day or two for a tiny abscess to develop as the body walls off the splinter will make it easier to access the splinter. ...Read more

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What is the safest way to remove a bee stinger?

What is the safest way to remove a bee stinger?

See below: If it is a honey bee stinger with the venom sack and musculature still attached, use a credit card or small flat object to scrape the area and remove the stinger. Do not squeeze or use tweezers as this will inject more venom into the site. ...Read more

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What is the proper way to tape a jammed finger?

What is the proper way to tape a jammed finger?

Buddy tape: Taping is usually not terribly effective for a " jammed finger", but when we do tape them, we will typically buddy tape the finger to the one beside it. This involves using two thin strips of tape and taping your injured finger to the one next to it above and below the injured joint. This allows you to still move it, but offers some limited support. ...Read more

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What's the best way to heal a cut between thumb and forefinger after stitches are removed?

What's the best way to heal a cut between thumb and forefinger after stitches are removed?

Healing a cut: Sometimes, they use steristrips after sutures, sometimes I put desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) which has antibacterial and growth properties due to zinc, on it and cover with gauze ( not bandaids they keep moisture in and promote infection). If near a joint (which it is ) try not to move so ask/buy a small splint. If red, pus, pain it is infected and go back to doctor. ...Read more