Removing a splinter


Name: Vishnu Satish Age: 15 Gender: Male

My child has an extremely small splinter in their right hand. We tried removing it with tweezers, but it did not come out. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, we are afraid to go to the hospital or the doctor's office. Do you have any advice on how to remove my child's splinter?



Hi Vishnu, Have you tried soaking your child's hand in a baking soda and water solution? Keep your child's hand in there for about one hour, and try to use a needle and tweezers to remove the splinter. Hope it goes well - let me know! Pranav


Hello Doctor Pranav. Thank you so much for the advice! My child's splinter has now been successfully removed! I love the convenience of!