Splinters are painful and can be an unfortunate part of camping.
They can, however, happen to anyone, and there are a few things you need to know about how to get rid one as soon as possible. You don’t want it settling in and you don’t want to unnecessarily irritate the area. Here some things you can do to remove a splinter the quickest, easiest way possible.
1) Wash With Water (Gently)
The first step is to wash the area with water. Use a gentle motion so as not to cause irritation. Then dry thoroughly.
2) Create Baking Soda + Water Paste
Create a baking soda + warm water mix. This will serve to protect the area from infection and also to assist with removal of the splinter.
3) Apply To Area
You are going to take the paste and gently dab it around the area and on top of the splinter. Make sure it is all over the area and surrounding skin.
4) Wait 24 Hours Before Attempting Removal
The last step and the one you have to be careful with is going to involve removing the splinter. Take a tweezer and do this gently. Pull in the direction the splinter entered (you may want to have a small magnifying glass to assist with this) and gently remove the splinter from under the skin.
This simple remedy can be very effective in removing those annoying splinters before they become a problem for you.