Splinters are objects that become embedded under the skin. Most often these are tiny pieces of wood, although glass, metal, and plastic can be splinters too.
Taking a splinter out as soon as you spot it helps prevent infection and makes removal easier (since the skin won't have time to heal over the splinter).
To remove a splinter:
Make sure kids:
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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