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My finger looks infected and swollen from a splinter, how do

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My finger looks infected and swollen from a splinter, how do I treat it? After a week I pulled a splinter from between my finger nail and skin, but the finger is now swollen.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Lindie replied 10 years ago.

If you are not 100% sure all of the splinter is out, you really should have it checked out. In the mean time, soak the finger in warm Epsom salt water several times a day. This will help draw out any pus/infection. Keep the area clean. But if you are not sure if the splinter is all out, or if the above doesn't help, do be seen.

There is a cream called Ichthammol, which you can get at your local pharmacy. This cream is a drawing out suave. Generally you will apply this cream, cover with a band-aid and it helps draw infection out and if you still have a splinter left, it can draw that out too.

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