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Does anyone have good ideas to remove splinters of cactus? They’re so fine I can’t get them out

Posted by deborah_osborne, 22nd September 2015

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  • Have you tried a splinter probe? I think you can get them from chemists

  • I never heard of drawing out cream either !
    I usually just use a tweezers and a sharp desinfected needle

  • I’ve never heard of drawing out cream – I’ve learnt something new today.

  • My mum used to use a needle to pick out the splinter whenever I had them, but it scared the daylights out of me.

  • I would try using tweezers.

  • My mum used to use a fine threading needle to slowly pick it out while pinching the splinter . You need to be careful and patient so you don’t jab yourself as it is done bit by bit . It is not as bad as it sounds .

  • in the bath… sit in a warm bath and let the skin around them go really soft before getting them out with tweezers… failing this i would go to a doctor.

  • Cheers for tips

  • Great remedies ,cheers .I didn’t know about drawing out cream .

  • yes buy drawing cream from the chemist

  • You can get tweezers that have a light on them, very handy for fine splinters!
    I wish you the best of luck, splinters can be very frustrating!

  • You could try magnoplasm splinter drawing cream available from a pharmacy.

  • You can get some gel from the chemist which you put on the splinter and cover with a band aid and it draws it out.

  • Also; make sure you use fine tweezers – these can usually be purchased from the chemist.

  • Tweezers always work and if not a splinter will make its way out(eventually!)

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