Fresh-Cut Vegetables Helps With Splinters
It doesn’t matter that they’re small – splinters hurt. Not only that. Splinters are notoriously tricky to remove. When a splinter becomes embedded in the skin, it can be difficult to find. One method to help draw the splinter to the surface is to apply a warm compress to the affected area. The warmth can help increase blood flow to the area and promote healing. If that proves to be difficult, there’s an old-fashioned way to draw it out.
A traditional remedy that helps draw splinters to the surface of your skin is cut vegetables; such as potatoes, onions, or tomatoes. These can be used in place of a warm compress. To use this method, cut a slice of the vegetable and place it over the splinter. Secure the slice in place with a bandage or tape and leave it on for several hours or overnight. The moisture from the vegetable slice can help soften the skin around the splinter and create a suction effect that can draw the splinter to the surface of the skin. This can make it easier to remove the splinter with tweezers or a sterilized needle.