A splinter under the skin can be quite painful. To
remove it, clean the part and soak it in hot water for about 15
minutes. If the splinter is visible, remove it with a pair of
tweezers. If not, use a needle, which should be either heated on a flame
and cooled or wiped with spirit, to take it out. Consult
your doctor if you fail to take it out yourself.
11 February, 2013