9 Ways to Remove a Splinter

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How to Remove a Splinter Naturally and Painlessly

Splinters can be hard and painful to remove. The most common first thought is “Where are the tweezers?”

how to remove a splinter

With tweezers, it can be a long process and can sometimes make the splinter go deeper into your skin. Here are 9 alternative ways to remove those pesky and often painful splinters.

Bacon Fat

bacon fat

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.

Hydrogen Peroxide

removing a splinter with hydrogen peroxide

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

Onion

how to remove a splinter with onion

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.

Epsom Salt

how to remove a splinter with epsom salt

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

Wide Mouth Bottle and Hot Water

how to remove a splinter with a wide mouth bottle and hot water

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.

Clear Nail Polish

how to remove a splinter with clear nail polish

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.

Essential Oils

how to remove a splinter with essential oil

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.

Castor Oil

how to remove a splinter with castor oil

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

Tomato

how to remove a splinter with tomato

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.

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