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Got deep splinter under fingernail for a month I have bits of splinter all over hand heading for vain what's the worse thing that can happen?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Splinter

Splinters can become infected if left under the skin too long.
Look for signs of infection before trying to remove a splinter. Redness, swelling, pus draining from the wound, severe pain even without movement.

In brief: Splinter

Splinters can become infected if left under the skin too long.
Look for signs of infection before trying to remove a splinter. Redness, swelling, pus draining from the wound, severe pain even without movement.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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