Just Dyeing to Remove a Splinter

August 1, 2008

Flesh-colored splinters can be devilishly difficult to extract, mainly because locating them is such a challenge. A drop of iodine or povidoneiodine stains the splinter and makes it easier to find-and at the same time provides antisepsis.

Just Dyeing to Remove a Splinter
Flesh-colored splinters can be devilishly difficult to extract, mainly because locating them is such a challenge. A drop of iodine or povidoneiodine stains the splinter and makes it easier to find-and at the same time provides antisepsis.

 -- Michael G. Pierik, MD
Wakefield, RI

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