Getting a splinter is one of the most unpleasant experiences an individual can go through. The pain and discomfort they cause are not supportable at all, and removing a splinter can be both delicate and painful especially to young children. But fear not, because this mother discovered the best way to remove splinters and you should definitely know about it.
A mother from the United Kingdom named Claire Bullen-Jones shared a smart and magical way to remove splinter on her Facebook account. She posted: “Kids got a splinter? Grab the Calpol box and take out the syringe that comes with it!”. If you are not from the United Kingdom then you should know that Calpol is the equivalent of ibuprofen or infant Tylenol.
Claire Bullen-Jones said: “Put the small hole at the bottom of the syringe as best you can over the splinter,” “Once you know you’re above it, make sure the syringe is touching the skin, and pull! Make sure there are no gaps otherwise you won’t get it! The syringe will more than likely pull it out in the first go!”
And she also said: “Pain-free, no tugging and pulling, and no little ones upset or scared at getting it out!” and she added the following statement: “Don’t pull slowly! You need to pull rather quickly! If it’s a stubborn splinter, just do this a couple of times! Saves so much time, and well worth seeing the kids smile at the end of it rather than red faces and tears! Because the plastic is clear, you can check what’s been taken out of the skin!”
Kids got a splinter? Grab the calpol box and take out the syringe? that comes with it! Make sure it’s clean obviously!…
The suction method is easier and much more effective than using tweezers on your child while they are screaming their lungs off.