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Splinter removal

Splinter removal

Overview

A splinter can be removed by first using a pin to break the skin over the splinter area. Next use tweezers to grab hold of the splinter to gently pull it out. Wash the area with soap and water after removing the splinter.

Update Date 11/1/2015

Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.