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#1 of 2 Old 04-11-2005, 11:50 PM - Thread Starter
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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.

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An herbal solution to you problem is this:

Coat the area with a carrier oil such as olive, grapeseed or almond oil.

Slice a very thin piece of fresh garlic and place over the insertion point of the sliver.

Cover with a bandage and leave overnight.

In the AM, uncover and more than likely the garlic will have drawn out the sliver, since its a natural drawing agent and its naturally antibacterial to boot so it fights infection..

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