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Splinter embedded in 18mth dd hand

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mummytopebs Mon 04-Jul-11 12:08:19

We went to the park yesterday and dd was playing on the wooden climbing frame. I have noticed today she has 3 splinters embedded in her hand, there isnt any part of them showing and the skin feels completly smooth over the top of them but I can see them. How can I remove them or are they safe to leave?

SwearyMary Mon 04-Jul-11 12:09:55

Leave them, they will most likely work their way out. Just keep her hands as clean as you can and watch for inflammation. TBH even if they do get inflamed I would still leave them, unless the sites were oozing, then I might take the child to the GP.

DeWe Mon 04-Jul-11 12:15:34

I remove splinters while they are asleep. Little pin prick and then use tweezers to get them out.
I'd leave them for now though unless they're getting infected.

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