Put the Pressure on to Remove Splinters

December 31, 2006

Here is a painless way to locate andremove splinters. First, inject the areawith a local anesthetic. Then, startingat the point of entry, use a scalpelto make an incision along the track ofthe splinter while you simultaneouslyapply pressure at the opposite, deepend.

Here is a painless way to locate andremove splinters. First, inject the areawith a local anesthetic. Then, startingat the point of entry, use a scalpelto make an incision along the track ofthe splinter while you simultaneouslyapply pressure at the opposite, deepend. The superficial end can then beeasily grasped and the splinterextracted.
-- Betty J. McFadden, MD
   Greenville, SC