Before using tweezers or a needle, try using cellophane tape to
remove a splinter. Simply put the tape over the splinter, then pull the tape
off. The tape will stick to the splinter and remove it painlessly. If tape
Wash your hands well with soap and
Grasp the end of the splinter with clean tweezers, and
gently pull it out.
If the splinter is embedded in the skin, clean
a needle with alcohol and make a small hole in the skin over the end of the
Lift the splinter with the tip of the needle until it
can be grasped with the tweezers and pulled out.
Do not wet or soak
the splinter because it will be harder to remove in one
After the splinter has been removed, clean the wound and
watch for any
signs of infection.
Your child is bleeding heavily.
The wound is deep.
The edges of the wound are gaping.
The wound is spurting blood.
You can't stop the bleeding after 10 minutes of direct pressure.
An object has punctured the skin and is still in the body.
The cut involves the eye or the cartilage of the nose or ear.