Splinters

Splinters

Act Fast: 

 

  • Use soap and water to wash gently around the splinter.

  • Use a pair of tweezers and slowly pull the splinter out. Wash the skin again.

  • When a splinter is hard to remove, leave it for a day or so to see whether it comes out on its own.

  • If your child steps on a piece of glass, and it's not a single shard you can easily remove, gently wrap a clean cloth around the area and go to A&E.

  • Ask your doctor about an X-ray even if you think you've gotten the glass out; scans often find shards that can lead to infection.

 

Follow-Up Care: 

 

  • If the splinter isn't out after a few days or is causing your child pain, turning red, or has pus, see your doctor to have it removed safely.

All course information can be found on this site. Alternatively call us on: 0333 444 9940

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