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How to get rid of splinters?

A splinters is a foreign body, usually wood, that are partially or fully embedded in the skin. It can get painful and may even cause infection if not removed immediately.

There are instances when splinters have to be removed by medical professionals, especially those that are deeply embedded or lodged under a fingernail or toenail.

Some splinters can be easily removed using a pair of tweezers.  However, some can be lodged deeper into the skin and hard to get out. In such cases, don't panic and send yourself to the emergency room just yet.

Go to your kitchen and grab a banana! Banana peels are said to be very effective in removing splinters. Simply tape a peel to your splinter, and leave on for 5-10 minutes. The enzymes will help dislodge the splinter and heal the wound.

Aside from nasty splinters, banana peel are also good at treating bug bites and warts.


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