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Old July 11th, 2013, 10:28 PM   #1
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sliver removal

I has sliver in thumb. it hurts. removal tips?
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Old July 11th, 2013, 10:31 PM   #2
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Old July 11th, 2013, 10:31 PM   #3
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Here are a couple options

1. Cut off thumb
2. Soak it in red kool aid
3. Cut off the hand that the thumb is on
4. Watch about an hour of the Zimmerman trial(the pain from watching it should over come the pain from the sliver)
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Old July 11th, 2013, 10:37 PM   #4
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Old July 11th, 2013, 10:41 PM   #5
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Old July 11th, 2013, 10:45 PM   #6
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Old July 11th, 2013, 10:52 PM   #7
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Old July 11th, 2013, 10:52 PM   #8
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Old July 11th, 2013, 11:12 PM   #9
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they make a drawing salve, but i swear its grease from an old balljoint. i had a sliver i couldnt get out, i couldnt cut it because i didnt know what direction it went in. that nasty shit on a bandaid for two days worked it out
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Old July 12th, 2013, 05:52 AM   #10
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If none of the great options above work, take comfort in knowing that if left in there long enough...
It will fester , then you will be able to squeeze it out.

Good luck.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 06:06 AM   #11
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Here are a couple options

1. Cut off thumb
2. Soak it in red kool aid
3. Cut off the hand that the thumb is on
4. Watch about an hour of the Zimmerman trial(the pain from watching it should over come the pain from the sliver)
This!!! But you need to soak from the shoulder down....
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Old July 12th, 2013, 06:25 AM   #12
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Switch hands in the mean time.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 06:49 AM   #13
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Here are a couple options

1. Cut off thumb
2. Soak it in red kool aid
3. Cut off the hand that the thumb is on
4. Watch about an hour of the Zimmerman trial(the pain from watching it should over come the pain from the sliver)
It's crucial to do this in order. Step 3 is to ensure step 1 is effective. and There's no point in doing step 2 if you've already jumped to step 4. Point being, you don't want to find that you missed the sliver after removing the thumb.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 07:23 AM   #14
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I usually just go for the tweezers, but if I don't have em handy I usually end up just digging at it with a dull knife till the sliver is gone and the pit in my finger is 10x worse than the sliver was in the first place.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 07:26 AM   #15
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I usually just go for the tweezers, but if I don't have em handy I usually end up just digging at it with a dull knife till the sliver is gone and the pit in my finger is 10x worse than the sliver was in the first place.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 07:43 AM   #16
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I had a large sliver shoved up my finger nail once. I wish call phones with cameras were big then, cause I would have taken pics.

I had a friend delicately remove about 1/4 or the finger nail with a razor blade to get the sliver out.

Man did that hurt.

In hindsight I think it would have been less painful just to have the finger removed.

Yeah, do that, remove the thumb.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 07:54 AM   #17
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Soak in Epson Salts. Works very well.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 08:03 AM   #18
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I had a large sliver shoved up my finger nail once. I wish call phones with cameras were big then, cause I would have taken pics.

I had a friend delicately remove about 1/4 or the finger nail with a razor blade to get the sliver out.

Man did that hurt.

In hindsight I think it would have been less painful just to have the finger removed.

Yeah, do that, remove the thumb.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 08:19 AM   #19
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I had to do something... we were loading up to head to the sand dunes when I got the sliver off the trailer. Going to the ER would have have set us back hours.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 08:21 AM   #20
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Operate your wife's hands by the controls from her boobs! Just stand behind her and operate heavy equipment as needed!


I got nothing useful Nick other then I rush to the hospital....last thing I put in my finger was a rotating cut off wheel.
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