Keep This Genius Hack Handy for the Next Time You Get a Splinter
Splinter removal is usually a job for my husband—the thought of spelunking through my kids' skin with tweezers and needles always makes my own skin crawl. But this brand new hack from mama Claire Bullen-Jones may just make me a splinter-pulling rock star. And odds are, you aleady have the right tool at hand in your junk drawer—one of those medicine syringes from infant pain relievers.
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The trick: make sure the hole in the syringe is centered over the splinter, hold it tight against the skin, and pull up quickly. And it seems like the air pressure of the pull from the syringe pulls out the splinter with minimal fuss—and on my part, minimal cringing.
Now I'm wondering if this little piece of magic could work for other problems—like helping you pull out a bee's stinger, for instance.
I'm definitely trying it the next time my daughters come home with a splinter, so perhaps I can finally handle that first-aid basic as well.
Are you going to give it a shot?
It's a brilliant idea but instead of using a calpol dispenser syringe, try using a desoldering pump to get it right in the first attempt itself. Desoldering Pumps are used to suck molten solder from electronic circuit boards. They are spring loaded with a small button that acts as a trigger. Once the piston is depressed, you can place the plastic nozzle on the splinter and press the trigger button, it will pull the piston up with force. It is far more convenient and less cumbersome to use. Available on Amazon, Ebay and other merchant sites for as low as between £1-2. The suction effect is simply superb for such applications.Read More