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Splinters / Glass


Immediately Wash with soap and water. Remove with tweezers cleaned with rubbing alcohol. Wash the skin again. If it’s hard to remove, leave it for a day to see whether it comes out on its own. If not, go see your doctor.


Go to the ED If there are multiple shards of glass in a hand or foot, wrap in a clean cloth and go to the ED. An x-ray can find shards that can lead to infection if not removed.


Follow-Up: If the splinter isn't out after a few days or is continuing to cause pain, turning red, or has pus, see your doctor to have it removed safely.


Source: Fast First Aid Tips for 6 Common Accidents


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