Mom's Life Hack For Removing Splinters With No Pain Will Leave You Shook

By Dave Basner

October 23, 2017

Everyone dreads taking out splinters. Whether it's tweezers digging in your hand or something sharp scraping away skin, it seems like there's no easy way to remove a foreign sliver. But one British mom has discovered a pain-free hack to do it and you'll realize you've been doing it wrong for years.

Kids got a splinter? Grab the calpol box and take out the syringe that comes with it! Make sure it’s clean obviously!...

Posted by Claire Bullen-Jones on Wednesday, October 18, 2017

She suggests that instead of tweezers, you use the small syringe that comes with most kids' liquid medication. Apparently, if you line up the hole at the base of the syringe with the splinter then pull back the plunger, you can suck the sliver out with no pain.  

Now if only she can figure out a way to make getting a shot not hurt. 

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