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    Default Splinter. Will it come out in its own?

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    My son has this splinter from yesterday. He won't let me touch it. Should I see a doctor or give it a couple of days for the body to push it out?? Thanks.

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    There's a cream called "black ointment" (well at least that's what my mum calls it lol) you can get from the chemist, you put it on and cover with a bandaid and it magically works the splinter out within a day or so.

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    Default Splinter. Will it come out in its own?

    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    There's a cream called "black ointment" (well at least that's what my mum calls it lol) you can get from the chemist, you put it on and cover with a bandaid and it magically works the splinter out within a day or so.
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    This stuff.
    It smells bloody awful but draws impurities and splinters to the surface.

    (Great for blind pimples too)

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    Default Splinter. Will it come out in its own?

    Mind you, I only just saw the photo. That's a big bloody splinter and looks painful!!! I'd probably see a doctor if it's still there from yesterday. I was thinking a tiny little splinter!

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    Poor thing! I reckon see a dr as it looks like it's heading towards an infection. I would get dr to scrape splinter out and maybe get antibiotics.

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    If I buy the cream what else can I use it for later?

    Also I might buy the cream tonight (chemist is open late) and I'll see a doctor after school tomorrow if it hasn't worked.

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    Oh I don't think chemist warehouse sells it!

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    How old is he? Would he be willing to try removing it himself? Could you get him to soak it in warm water and bit-by-bit use something like a needle to lift the layers of skin above it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renn View Post
    How old is he? Would he be willing to try removing it himself? Could you get him to soak it in warm water and bit-by-bit use something like a needle to lift the layers of skin above it?
    Hell no, lol

    He's 5 and barely let me look at it! He's terrified.

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    You will need that removed. The body will unlikely expell that. I went through exactly the same thing with my son on his foot. Went to emergency. They give a numbing needle and then you do have to hold onto them and they go in quick and get it out. Don't wait, you don't want it to get infected


 

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