Splinters can be challenging to remove if you can not grasp the end or if they are in a difficult-to-reach location. It might be tempting to leave a splinter in place, but removal is essential to prevent infection and allow the area to heal. Our healthcare providers can quickly remove splinters – relieving pain and preventing infection.
You should seek medical care for the following circumstances:
- Redness or swelling around the splinter
- Drainage or pus
- Large splinters
- Splinter is near the eye
- Deep splinters
- Very painful splinters
After a splinter has been removed, follow instructions for home care to prevent infection. The wound may require bandaging. If you are worried about how the wound looks after the splinter has been removed or you still have redness or drainage, our providers will check it for you.