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hello, i have fiberglass splinters in my hand, many of them

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hello,

i have fiberglass splinters in my hand, many of them i cannot see. how can i get rid of them...thank you, jen
Hello,

Welcome and thank you for your question.

How did you get these splinters in your head? When did it happen?

What symptoms do you have now?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Dr. Das,


 


I got the splinters in my hand pulling a broken pole out of the ground that I thought was made of wood but found out very quickly it wasn't. It happened around 6:45 this evening (EDT). Symptoms I'm having is a stinging sensation when I move my fingers or hand a certain way. The splinters that were visible I pulled out with tweezers.

Thank you for the added information.

To identify if you still have splinters in the hand and the stinging sensation is not just due to minor injuries from the pole, please apply a food coloring - larger pieces of splinters will stand out and you can then pull them out.

Once that is done take a bowl of hot water and put 2 tsf of Epsom salts in it - soak the hand for 10-20 minutes. This causes the splinters to fall off from the skin.

Run a fine stalking or sock over the hand to check if you still have any splinters.

very small ones may need to be removed medically.

Apply hydrocortisone ointment - a steroid available without a prescirption - to decrease any inflammation. Inflammation causes the splinters to stick on for a longer time.

If you continue to have the sensations after 3 days, please see a doctor.

I hope this helps.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you very much for your prompt response, I really appreciate it!


 


Have a great night,


Jen

Jen,

You are welcome.

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