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Splinter under nail advice

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by blowtorch, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Ever get a splinter jammed up under your nail where you can't get at it?

    And if so, did it work itself out eventually?
    thnx
     
  2. AndyLowry

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    It will fester out eventually. You could always try a sterilized needle, but that might not be comfortable.
     
  3. blowtorch

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    I thought that was the case. I wonder how long it will take (it hurts like a *****)
     
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    It will eventually either work its way out or it will disolve away.
     
  5. blowtorch

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    so now i have an excuse for drinkin? awesome
     
  6. Mr_Mer

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    Spinter under the nails? I advise you don't do it.

    Unless you are NSA/CIA/FBI/et al, in which case I do recommended as long you do it to the bad guys.
     
  7. blowtorch

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    ^clever, i'll try to remember that next time
     
  8. Lunchie

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    Just get up in there and dig it out, otherwise your going to probably end up with an infection and its going to be a whole lot worse.
     
  9. Mr_Mer

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    Thanks. I don't think we laugh enough around these parts. But that is just me, the super happy guy.
     
  10. blowtorch

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    yeah i will remember that next time someone is in pain

    just kidding really i dont mind
     
  11. stratofortress

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    I work in a body shop so I know splinters very well and yeah some will work there way out but some won't. I do a search and destroy mission every time I get one as soon as I notice it. That's the time to dig it out.
     
  12. Toto'sDad

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    I have a really pointy pair of tweezers that work great in that situation. You might take a look at the drug store. They make all sorts of tips on tweezers you want to look for the ones that come to a sharp point.
     
  13. stratofortress

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    I use a pair of these with the ends filed down really sharp. That way all you need to do is grab a hold of the splinter and clamp down.. Not much digging..
     

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    I would dig it out or go to the doctor and get them to do it. I had a splinter in my thumb that didn't work its way out or disappear, it turned into a 'fibrous thrombosis' and getting rid of that was much worse than digging out a splinter.
    Best of luck
     
  15. tfsails

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    ^^^^ Damn! I always thought that was a fancy roach clip!

    Edit: Oops, look two entries up for the roach clip, a/k/a hemostat.
     
  16. stratofortress

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    that too:p
     
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    If it is redwood have it remove immedately
    Red wood is very toxic and can result in a very serious infection.
    Speaking from experience.
     
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    I'm loving this thread!

    I am with the guys who stop what they are doing and go get it.

    All invaders must be squashed!
     
  19. TeleTim911

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    Many years ago I picked up a pair of "splinter tweezers". They come with a small magnifying glass attached, and very sharp points. I've removed hundreds of splinters from me, family and friends. Those things are well worth it. They'll get it out with minimal pain.

    Under the nail splinters hurt like holy crap, but they are some of the easiest (at least to me) to get out.

    Otherwise, you'll either have to use a sterile needle, or just let it fester up.

    If you dig it out, please use alcohol or something to sterilize any tools, and the sight before removing...sure don't want an infection too.
     
  20. Tatercaster

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    I get splinters at work all the time (brass, phos bronze, wood, etc.) and it really helps if you can see what you're doing. We have microscopes, but a good magnifying glass will work wonders too. That way you're sure you got it all out. A needle or tweezers work well, also a good sharp pointed pocket knife.
     
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