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  • Get someone else to help you. If there is any of it still sticking out use duct tape. Stick it on then pull it off in the opposite direction the sliver went in to pull it out. If not, let it fester then squeeze it out with the puss. A sliver of what? Some people say put banana peel on it.
    • bostjan64
      This one's brass, I think. No one was around to help me, so I guess I'll just leave it in until it's ready to come out. The first thing I tried was duct tape, which I had done with wood splinters before, but it didn't work this time. I also tried tweezers and dug around in my finger with a needle for almost twenty minutes. It's probably too late to try a banana, but I'll have to remember that for next time.
    • Angster Gangster
      Sounds like its below the skin surface now so you've done all you can do until it naturally loosens up enough to get it with a needle & tweezers. . but in the future try some of the peel off beauty products. the kind that you put on as a gel or liquid that quickly hardens into something like tape that you peel off with the splinters embedded in it.. I keep a tube of something called cucumber peel in my shop to remove all the invisible fiberglass splinters that make you itch for days after grinding fiberglass. It also works for tiny invisible stainless steel splinters from the metal lathe. It works best if you put the peel stuff on imediately before you rub or scratch & break off the protuding part of the splinterstt . It sometimes removes fine hair from your arms too but its worth it to get rid of thos annoying itching invisible splinters.

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