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 Swimmers Ear (outer ear infection)?
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 smashing a mosquito on leg?
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 please help ... lump above my ankle?
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 Is it possible that i killed the Nerve's on my Big toe?
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What happens when splinters are left in too long?
I got a splinter in my fingertip a few days ago, and I haven't picked it out yet... it seems like it's getting deeper. Why would this happen or what really does happen if you don't take it out? Why is this bad?

If you can get it out with tweezers pretty easily, do so.
If not, stop messing with it.
You'll just push it deeper.

Soak it in epsom salt and water, as one answer suggested.
It will help your skin to push it out.
After you soak it, go get some Neosporin and put a heavy coat on it.

Worst case scenario- it might get a nasty infection, in which case you need to get to the doctor ASAP.

If it doesn't work its way out in a few days, or if the pain gets much worse, call your doctor.








I don't mean to scare you, but these could be signs of a serious staph infection, which in some cases, if not treated, can be deadly.

Good luck!
Hope this helps,

It can get deeper but it can also get infected. I had one in for awhile and it got infected and there was puss and all kinds of grossness. I would get that out if I were you.

The splinter will either end up disappearing on its own,or the splinter will become infected.You can tell the splinter is infected if its red around the area that its in or it may hurt a bit.If you find out its infected get to a doctor so they can remove it.

I stepped on a toothpick at few years ago and half broke off in my foot.....best thing was soaking it in warm epsom salts water...it came out on its own after 4 days of pain ....good luck

Mystress L
Your body will recognize the intruder and begin to fight it. It will circle the area as to aid in preventing it from entering further. Then the white blood cells will start to attack it, causing the "puss". Eventually it will "push" the intruder out. If you can, soak it in warm water with Epsom Salt disolved in it. Then carefully use a tweezer to squeeze it out. I've had to use a needle at times, but if you're not comfortable with that then use your fingers to squeeze the area and work the skin with the tweezers.

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