To remove a splinter under a fingernail, gain access to the splinter with a needle, and then remove it with a pair of tweezers. You need a small needle, tweezers and a first aid kit.Know More
Clean the affected finger with soap and water.
Apply an alcohol wipe to the needle and tweezers.
Open the skin with the needle to gain access to the splinter.
Use the tweezers to grab hold of the splinter, and then pull it out of the wound.
Wash the wound again, and then apply an antibiotic ointment. Wrap an adhesive bandage around the wound.
A tick's head can be removed by taking a pair of tweezers, grabbing the tick's head and pulling the head out of the afflicted person's skin, reports Kid's Health. It is best to take the tick at this point and place it into a sealable plastic bag so that it can be identified.Full Answer >
To remove a tick from the body, it is best to grab it with a pair of tweezers as near the mouth as possible, and pull straight away from the skin. Grabbing the tick too far from the skin or twisting it can lead to infection, notes WebMD.Full Answer >
Treatment options for a ganglion cyst include immobilizing the affected area, draining the fluid out of the cyst with a needle and removing the cyst surgically. If the cyst is not causing any problems, a doctor may recommend leaving the cyst alone and watching it for unusual changes, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, or AAOS.Full Answer >
Ganglion cysts are typically treated with wrist or finger splints, hydrocortisone injections, by aspirating the fluid from the cyst with a needle, or by surgically removing the cyst, reports WebMD. Cysts frequently disappear on their own without any treatment.Full Answer >