The consequences of getting splinters

The penetration of an infected splinter under the skin, and the untimely appeal to the doctor a person can contract tetanus or sepsis, resulting in the damaged part of the limb can develop gangrene, which will require the immediate amputation of the finger, hands or feet. This is the maximum threat posed by undeleted splinters. If the skin around the driving chips is not red, you can delete it yourself, although some extreme practice of waiting for the boil, which removes a splinter with a pus on the skin surface.

For pulling splinters enough uninfected needles/tweezers and alcohol. But to remove it is necessary without relying on luck.

If a splinter is a small piece of glass, its presence can easily be determined by a stabbing pain at the site of penetration, when the foreign body will press the sharp tip of the nerve endings. Ignoring the glass splinters of the development of the inflammatory process occurs rapidly and is characterized by swelling, suppuration and acute, throbbing pain. Infection can rapidly spread through the bloodstream and cause blood poisoning, which in turn can lead to a fatal outcome.

How to deal with pain

Take a splinter out with your fingers is a dangerous occupation and ungrateful: she may just break off, and the piece will still remain under the skin, resulting in infection of a foreign body would simply have to cut. Alternatively, you can try to squeeze the skin on both sides of the short pain. Perhaps under pressure it will come out itself. Longer pain you should loosen and gently pry the disinfected needle or a narrow pair of tweezers with flat tips.

If the pain sits in the skin too deep, it is strongly recommended not to pick open the wound – this can significantly worsen the situation.

You can also omit the body part with the splinter in soapy warm water for fifteen minutes, repeating this procedure several times – the skin will soften and can easily release the foreign body. It is desirable to add water, a little potassium permanganate to disinfect it. To verify that you removed the splinter or not, you need to put pressure on the wound – dull aching pain it is possible to determine that the wound is empty, then like a sharp stabbing pain indicates an incomplete removal of splinters. The cleaned wound should be lubricated with antiseptic or topical antibiotic cream and seal with medical tape.