« on: July 10, 2010, 07:29:01 AM »
I'm sure his splinter isn't that drastic, don't scare him! A lot of people have said use a knife if you can't get it out with tweezers, but you need to do it the right way to avoid just cutting yourself up!
But before you go get a knife, try soaking your hands for a bit, or trying with the tweezers right after you get out of the shower, when your hand is moist its easier to get it out. If moist hands with tweezers does't work then you can try using a knife.
Again this also works better when your hands are moist. When I say moist I mean like, your skin is holding water, not that you have water on your hands. Dry your hands before attempting to get the splinter out, otherwise you won't be able to grip anything. you want to use a sharp knife and cut along the splinter starting at where it went in, only as deep as the splinter, and as short as possible to be able to get the splinter out. Once you've re-found the tip of the splinter you can use tweezers to get it out.
This has worked for me many times, but sometimes, (depending on how deep it is, how big, and if it hurts or not) its better to leave it in. Some splinters I've left in cause i couldn't get out, a couple days later, just squeezing the area after a shower made it come out by itself.
Good luck with removing your splinters, and train safe!