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How to get a splinter out as painlessly as possible?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: See below

•use tweezers to grab the splinter. Carefully pull it out at the same angle it went in.
•if the splinter is under the skin or hard to grab: sterilize a pin or needle by soaking it in rubbing alcohol or placing the tip in a flame. Use the pin to gently remove skin over the splinter. Then use the tip of the pin to lift the end of the splinter out. You will probably still need to use tweezers.

In brief: See below

•use tweezers to grab the splinter. Carefully pull it out at the same angle it went in.
•if the splinter is under the skin or hard to grab: sterilize a pin or needle by soaking it in rubbing alcohol or placing the tip in a flame. Use the pin to gently remove skin over the splinter. Then use the tip of the pin to lift the end of the splinter out. You will probably still need to use tweezers.
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