Splinters suck. Well, most splinters that is. Master Splinter from the comic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is possibly the greatest splinter of all time, but he’s the exception to the rule. There’s just no better way of putting it, splinters suck. Trapped beneath the surface of your skin, it’s irritating how something seemingly so insignificant can be so annoying.
Here are two unconventional methods for removing a splinter if a needle or tweezers have not already done the trick.
Usually the first reaction to a splinter is, “I’ll just squeeze it out.” However, this can embed the splinter further into your skin, or if it’s brittle you may break it into smaller pieces. Here’s how to handle both wood and fiberglass splinters: