This is a great help to get a splinter or sliver to come to the surface so that you can get it out with some tweezers or barely having to knick the skin with a needle. Adam....my husband...tried it last night and this morning; there both splinters were...just waiting to be removed with no jabbing or tearing flesh to get to them.
Cut a small piece of potato and tape it or bandaid it to the area where the sliver or splinter is. Leave it on there for the day or sleep with it on. When you remove the bandage and potato....there is the little troublesome piece of wood just waiting to leave your life. This is the 2nd time that Adam has used this method; and so we do know that it works.
HERE ARE SOME OTHER HOME REMEDIES FOR REMOVING SPLINTERS/ SLIVERS
*Apply a fresh onion, covered with a bandage, to the srea where the splinter is embedded. Leave in place for at least one hour or longer, if necessary. The anti-inflammatory properties in the onion will draw the splinter to the skin's surface.
*Cut a whole raw potato and place it on the embedded spot and hold; within 10 minutes the splinter will come to the surface and can be pulled out.
*A cut tomato, placed on the affected area, can draw a splinter out. Be sure to leave on at least 10 minutes for the best effect.
*Put a piece of bread over the splinter then moisten with milk. Wrap the bread around the area with cheesecloth or other clean cloth and leave until splinter is removed.
*Crack an egg (empty the contents to save for another use) and rub the gooey, inside part of the shell onto the splinter. This will help the splinter to work it's way out.
*This is an old folk remedy...use cold bacon fat to smooth over the affected area then cover with a bandage. Let this sit overnight. When the bandage is removed the next day the splinter will have risen to the surface of the skin. If it is deeply embedded prick a small hole (with a sterile needle) before applying bacon fat.
*Rub castor oil over the area and cover with a bandage. Leave on overnight, then, because of the drawing properties from the castor oil, the splinter will rise to the surface. It will easily pop or squeeze out.
*If one end of the splinter is sticking out of the skin dab white glue all over the area and let it dry. When completely dry, peel the dried glue off the skin (making sure you pull in the direction the exposed part is sticking out)and the splinter will pull out as the dried glue peels off. This is known to work every time!
*Place a piece of duct tape on the exposed part of a splinter for 30 minutes. As you slowly pull the tape off (in the direction of the exposed part) it will come out with the tape.
*Pour HYDROGEN PEROXIDE over the affected area. This will clean it thoroughly and the bubbly fizz will help push the splinter out. You may need to use sterilized tweezers to pull out the remaining part.
THERE ARE SOME OTHER HOME REMEDIES...THEY WORK WELL WITH CHILDREN ALSO...