How To Remove A Splinter From Under Your Nail

How To Remove A Splinter From Under Your Nail

If you get a splinter under your nail, here’s how to remove it:

1. Push the splinter out from under the nail with your fingertip.
2. Grab the end of the splinter and pull it out. Be careful not to gouge the nail.
3. Rinse the area with warm water and soap. Pat dry.
4. Apply an antibiotic ointment to the area if it’s infected.
5. Replace the nail if it’s damaged.

How to remove a splinter

Sanitize the area around the splinter

  1. Clean the area around the splinter with soap and warm water.

    2. Sanitize the area with a topical disinfectant.

    3. Use a sterile needle and thread to remove the splinter.

    4. Apply pressure to the wound with a bandage.

Sterilize a needle with alcohol

The first step in removing a splinter is to sterilize a needle. Alcohol will do the job nicely. This will help keep the area around the splinter sterile and avoid any chances of infection.

Insert the needle directly under the splinter. Push it in until it pops out.

If the splinter is embedded in the skin, gently pull and twist the splinter out of the skin. If the splinter is just lying on the surface of the skin, use a splinter extractor to pull it out.

Wash the area where the splinter was removed with soap and warm water. Dry the area thoroughly.

Use the needle to gently pierce the skin around the splinter

Once you have pierced the skin, use your fingers to gently remove the splinter. You can do this by using your fingers to twist and pull the splinter out from the nail. You may need to use some pressure to get it out. If the splinter is too large, you can use a tweezers to remove it.

Gently pull the splinter out with the needle

If the splinter is embedded in the nail, use a nail file to remove the bulk of the nail
If the splinter is just below the nail, use a scalpel to cut off the end of the nail
Use a needle and a syringe to suck out the splinter
If there is any debris left in the nail, use a file to remove it

Clean the wound with soap and water

Apply pressure to the wound to stop the bleeding
Apply a band aid or splint to the wound
Repeat steps 2-4 as necessary

Apply an antibiotic ointment to the wound (optional)

  1. Apply antibiotic ointment to the wound.

    2. Separate the fingers that are wounded as much as possible.

    3. Gently insert a toothpick or other sharp object into the wound and push it in and out several times to widen it.

    4. Apply a bandage to the wound.

Cover the wound with a bandage (optional)

If you are able to remove the splinter yourself, do so by covering the wound with a bandage, if desired. If you cannot remove the splinter yourself, see a medical professional.

Conclusion

If you’re experiencing pain and difficulty removing a splinter from under your nail, try one of these methods:

Hot water. Boil water and pour it over the splinter. Allow it to cool before trying to remove it.

Oil. Apply an oil-based ointment to the splinter and hold it there for a few minutes.

Baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda on the splinter and hold it there for a few minutes.

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