My daughter, 5.5, freaks completely re: any splinters. Well she sat down on my mama's pressure treated porch, which tends to be splintery, and got 2 huge slivers of wood stuck straight into her buttock. She screamed and grabbed and wriggled but finally allowed me to yank them out -- well one is very angrily red, about 1.5" diameter, hard, and extremely sensitive (thogh it's hard to tell re: sensitive with her -- she screams when she *thinks* you're going to touch a splinter!) And, it's right where she sits. I've got her soaking in the tub as warm as is reasonable for her, and I'm going to put some antibacterial ointment and a bandaid on, but I can't leave it on there as it will get poopy tomorrow.
I'm going to have her hotpack it (sit he ron a warm rice bag whiel she watches TV -- no problem there keeping her immobile!) tomorrow and my hus band, who's a nurse, is coming over to look at it.
What can I do for her? The splinter is not visible; it was pretty big as far as splinters go (like I said, closer to sliver size) and pressure treated to boot, though the porch is nearly 10 years old at this point.