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    sliver in finger, how to get it out?

    I know there's a needle and tweezers, tried that and dh tried, and he poked my skin way below the sliver and it kept bleeding. Does anyone know of another way to get it out?
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    soak it till wrinkly in hot water then use a pin again. If you can get a tiny bit of the tip out, stick a elastoplast type bandaide to it and pull
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    If you have meat tenderizer in the house, you can use some of that, mixed with a tiny bit of water to make a paste. Let it sit on the sliver for a few minutes, and it will draw it to the surface so you can easily tweeze it out. I had a glass sliver a few weeks ago and this completely pulled it out of my finger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimmie
    If you have meat tenderizer in the house, you can use some of that, mixed with a tiny bit of water to make a paste. Let it sit on the sliver for a few minutes, and it will draw it to the surface so you can easily tweeze it out. I had a glass sliver a few weeks ago and this completely pulled it out of my finger.

    Good luck!

    YEEEOOOOOWWW! A glass sliver???

    Ziggy there have been times I just soak it once a day and it gradually makes it's way to the surface. Some are just so hard to get that by poking and prodding it seems to irritate too much.


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    soak in very warm water. then use the tweezer again.
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    If you don't have meat tenderizer,

    you can soak it, put a liberal amount of antibiotic ointment (not cream) and cover it with a bandaid. The sliver will work its way out and there is less chance of infection than digging with a needle.
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