Splinter in finger.

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I have a wood splinter 1cm. long embedded deep in the tip of my right index finger. It's been there since 9th March 2016 and pricks occasionally, otherwise very uncomfortable.  Tried to remove it myself, Walkin center could not remove it, Hospital would not remove it. Any ideas how to get it out?

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    When you say hospital do you mean a and e or did you have a referral to someone like a   surgeon

    I would have thought surgery was the ony option , does your GP do minor surgery

    Is it imfected will it become infected ???


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    only option then is get surgery referral or dig it out your self ( or with a friend)with scapel or needle-  If its deep that sounds risky so if you go down that route you might need to take the antibiotics
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    I'm pleased to say that the Hospital advice that the splinter would eventually come out by itself was right. After nearly 3 1/2 months it actually popped out on Saturday morning. 
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