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What's the best way to remove a splinter?

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OK you MUST be the splinter expert! How or what's the best way to remove one? I have tried digging it out with a needle and yanking it out with tweezers, but there must be an easier way.

Get a hamster and get it to gnaw it out.
Here is a good trick if you don't like using Ron's hamsters... Laughing

Take some wood glue like Elmers Glue or any other wood glue and put a drop right on the splinter. Smear it just a bit and let it dry. After it is dry just peel it off in the direction the splinter went in (so you don't break it off) and the glue will pull the splinter out for you!!

I have some other home remedies for ya'll too!

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Did you know that Colgate Toothpaste makes an excellent salve for minor burns?

Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoid Peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose for a while.

Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of Horseradish in a cup of Olive Oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a
massage oil, for quick relief for aching muscles.

Sore Throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take one tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.

Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly --even though the product was never been advertised for this use.

Eliminate puffiness under your eyes..... All you need is a little dab of Preparation H, Carefully rubbed into the skin, make sure you avoid getting any in the eyes. The Hemorrhoid ointment acts as a vasoconstrictor, relieving the swelling instantly.

Honey remedy for skin blemishes... Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight. This came from the Egyptians!

Listerine therapy for toenail fungus... Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.

Easy eyeglass protection.. To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear Nail Polish or Devcon thread locking compound to the threads of the screws before tightening them.

Coca-Cola Cure for rust... Forget those expensive rust removers. Just saturate a 3M pad with some Coke and scrub the rust stain. The phosphoric acid in the coke is what cuts through the rust.

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To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine... a powerful antiseptic.

Heinz Vinegar To heal bruises... Soak a cotton ball in some white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for about an hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.

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Some of these remedies I have tried and they work, but some I haven't tried. So be careful with whatever you do!

If anyone has other ones they want to share or if you have tried any of these, feel free to let me know!!
here are a couple of painless methods to remove a splinter without pain:

apply a paste of water and baking soda, or, if you're a meat-lover, some bacon fat on the splinter and cover it for several hours.

When you remove the cover (a Band-Aid works great), the splinter will be attached to the cover or sitting on top of the skin.
It sounds cool! Have you tried it?
would that be cooked or un-cooked bacon? Laughing


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