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My two year old has a splinter on the side of his pointer finger, down by the first knuckle, on the side by the thumb. It's under the skin, not one side is out at all, and I can't seem to see where it entered. It's not too inflammed, but everytime he picks something up, etc, he gives a cry, so it is bothering him. I tried to work on it a bit, but he didn't let me for too long, it hurts the poor guy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Any ideas/suggestions? As it is, after I messed with it, I put just a little bit of antibiotic ointment on it.
 

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Take a piece of fresh banana peel, pulp side down and cover it overnight with a band-aid and in the morning, the head of the splinter should be visible enough to pull out with tweezers.<br><br>
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Wait until he is sound asleep and then get it with a needle. Work at it slowly so when he stirs you stop for a while.<br><br>
I would put tea tree oil on it afterwards.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Take a piece of fresh banana peel, pulp side down and cover it overnight with a band-aid and in the morning, the head of the splinter should be visible enough to pull out with tweezers.<br><br>
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That's interesting. Has this worked for you?
 
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