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#1 Kafkaesque

Posted 21 April 2009 - 08:59 PM

I have got a piece of lead from a pencil stuck in my foot. It has gone straight rather than on an angle in so I can't squeeze it out and when I try and grab it with tweezers it just disintegrates.

So any suggestions on how to draw it out using stuff I might have at home? Can't get to the chemist until tomorrow and after a day of walking on it it is getting rather painful.

#2 tomsbumb

Posted 21 April 2009 - 09:25 PM

Try one of your nappy rash creams that has zinc in it? Zinc is drawing so should help draw splinter out. Also the cream will help condition the skin and soften edges for removal. HTH

#3 ~9YearsLater

Posted 21 April 2009 - 09:27 PM

We used something called magnoplasm (sp?) when I was a kid... Don't know if it is still around but it worker great!!!

#4 ~FrenchFries~

Posted 21 April 2009 - 09:31 PM

Magnaplasm works a treat.

Just buy it from the chemist.

Slather it on the area and cover with a bandaid.

#5 jaycobntyl

Posted 21 April 2009 - 09:31 PM

sugar and soap... wet the soap a little lay it on a bandage and put a fair whack of sugar on it, then wrap the bandage around the area and leave it over night.

preferably after soaking your foot in hot soapy water for a while.

Sunlight soap is best

#6 caterpillar~girl

Posted 21 April 2009 - 09:59 PM

QUOTE
magnoplasm
probably don't have it in your cupboard, but I remember that as a kid too.

If you don't have a nappy rash cream, maybe try sorbolene or cetaphil type moisturiser, put a bandaid on it and see if it comes out tomorrow after softening overnight. Tea tree antispetic might work.

QUOTE
Magnoplasm:  A useful treatment for boils, carbuncles and whitlows.


$14.99 for 100g tub.

http://www.epharmacy.com.au/product.asp?id...Magnoplasm+100g

#7 IVE*GONE*MAD

Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:02 PM

BLACK OINTMENT is the best draing cream you can get, if its not out by tommorrow maybe get some of this to try

#8 KandRmummy

Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:15 PM

betadine

good luck

#9 *Lucky~Ducky*

Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:17 PM

magnoplasm tthumbs.gif

#10 cath4kids

Posted 22 April 2009 - 02:13 AM

A slice of onion covered in sugar. Not sure which one does the trick. I think it is the onion as sugar has anti bacterial properties.

#11 MotherClucker

Posted 22 April 2009 - 08:38 AM

The black stuff is 1/3 of the price of the magnoplasm and works exactly the same. It is called

Ichthammol Ointment

#12 Groovy Granny

Posted 22 April 2009 - 09:29 AM

Honey and a bandaid.

honey has fantastic drawing powers, great on anything infected and always a jar in the cupboard

#13 *Bullfrog*

Posted 22 April 2009 - 09:36 AM

get some pure soap like sunlight, dampen and mash, add sugar mix into a paste. Slather over entry sight of splinter and wrap either large bandaid or dressing and bandage, leave overnight.

Works like a harm everytime.

Also, you an do the same thing with a slice of tomato, plae tomato on sight, over leave overnight.




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