9 Ways to Painlessly Remove a Splinter Without Tweezers

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How to Remove a Splinter from Your Skin!

Splinters are common injuries for anyone who’s spent time outside or in the woods. They can cause significant pain, especially when they’re stuck in the skin in certain areas of the body such as the foot.

And we all know that having to remove a splinter from your hand or foot is a task that’s never fun, especially if it involves using a knife, needle or tweezers to get to it. But luckily there’s alternatives using common items found around the house that can also remove splinters as easily and with less pain. Here’s 9 ways on how to remove a splinter naturally and with little or no pain.

1. Bacon Fat

 

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Cut a pea-sized piece of white fat from a raw strip of bacon and place directly onto the splinter. Secure the bacon fat with a band-aid and leave on overnight. The bacon fat should draw out the splinter from your skin.

2. Hydrogen Peroxide

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Submerge the affected area in hydrogen peroxide. Splinter should get drawn out within minutes.

3. Onion

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Tape a fresh onion slice onto the splinter and leave on overnight. The splinter will be drawn close to the surface of your skin and will be easy to remove.

4. Epsom Salt

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Soak the affected area in an epsom salt bath until the splinter gets drawn out.

5. Wide Mouth Bottle and Hot Water

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Fill bottle almost full with hot water. Place hand with splinter over the opening of the bottle so the opening of the bottle is completely covered. Steam and suction caused by your hand should draw out the splinter from your skin.

6. Clear Nail Polish

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Apply clear nail polish over the affected area and let dry. Peel off in the opposite direction of the splinter. The splinter should come right out.

7. Essential Oils

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Add a few drops of lavender or clove essential oil to the affected area. This allows the splintered skin to naturally swell. The splinter should come right out.

8. Castor Oil

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Rub castor oil into the affected area. Cover with band-aid and leave on overnight. This softens the skin and the splinter should be easier to remove

8. Tomato

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Apply a small piece of tomato directly onto the splinter with a band-aid and leave on overnight. This should draw the splinter right out.

Via: Survival Life

 

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