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Is there something I can put on a splinter to help draw it to the surface? My son has a splinter too deep to get with tweezers.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Not that I know of

Splinters can be left alone if they show no signs of inflammation & they will work their way out over time.
If they are deep to the dermal junction, they may be anchored & expose deep skin to infection so extraction will be necessary. Most primary care providers have experience with brief extraction procedures that may include use of a local anesthetic.

In brief: Not that I know of

Splinters can be left alone if they show no signs of inflammation & they will work their way out over time.
If they are deep to the dermal junction, they may be anchored & expose deep skin to infection so extraction will be necessary. Most primary care providers have experience with brief extraction procedures that may include use of a local anesthetic.
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