How to Remove a Splinter from Your Foot

If you happen to get a splinter while going barefoot, don’t squeeze it or do bathroom surgery to try and remove it! Most times that will make the situation worse. Try the baking soda method instead. Form a paste using two teaspoons of baking soda, a pinch of salt, a drop of hydrogen peroxide, and one-fourth teaspoon of warm water. Rub the paste gently onto the area that has the splinter, place a band-aid over the top, and the paste will slowly raise the splinter out of your skin. Once the splinter breaks through your skin, gently remove it with some tweezers and place antibacterial crème on the spot. [1]

Splinters can hurt, which makes you want to rush in the house and dig it out. Don’t forget that patience is key in letting yourself treat the wound and heal properly.

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