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Splinter! This afternoon, as I was reaching for a door knob, I got a woodne splinter that went under my fingernail! I have done what i can, but its way under there. First of all, is there a chance I will get infection? Will it eventually come out, or I have to get it out no matter what? I already bit off the fingernail, and tried to get to the splinter with no success, and it hurts. Yes all soaked with Alcohol and Hydrogen peroxide. What now?? Suggestions, please...
Billie
Answer:
Dear Billie ,
This wooden splinter has to be taken out , otherwise it will infect your nail and soft tissues . Please go and see a doctor ( surgeon ) so that he will take it out . You may need a Tetanus booster also if you have nor received it for the last 8 years and antibiotics.
Suresh Mitutantri
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