Do splinters work their way out of your skin?

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asked May 9 in Body/Skin by riplstripe (380 points)
Do splinters work their way out of your skin?

Do splinters eventually work their way out of your skin on their own?

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answered May 10 by Grahlu (19,180 points)
Most splinters that are not causing any pain will eventually work their way out of your skin on their own and don't have to be removed.

If it's a tiny splinter that you're having trouble getting out of your skin then it's fine to leave the splinter in the skin and let the splinter work it's way out when your skin does it's normal shedding.

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