How I Remove A Splinter

The other day, I somehow managed to get a splinter embedded under a finger nail. Fingernails are very rich in nerves, so getting any sort of injury there is really painful. The torturers knew what they were doing when they pulled out fingernails!

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Actually, I think this was more like a piece of wood, than a splinter. It was HUGE! A full 1 cm long (about 1/2 an inch) and wide.

Whilst I am no fan of pain, I cope with it quite well, although I’m sure that’s because I have homeopathy by my side. Truly, it’s a life saver. I just never worry about any injuries I manage to sustain, as I know I have this wonderful system of medicine to call upon.

It’s never let me down.

It’s fast, efficient and so cost effective.

So, of course, I took the most appropriate remedy for the injury as well as to remove a splinter, or more accurately, to expel it. The pain immediately subsided and I was able to carry on with my tasks of the moment.

I didn’t cover it up in any way. Injuries generally do better when the air can get to it. The only problem is when you are exposing the injury to dirt or chemicals. Even then, it makes handling anything clumsy when the affected area is your hand. And of course, it was my dominant hand!

Although I advice others to be careful, I rarely am myself! I just watch for signs and symptoms I may have overdone things.

At no time did the area swell, throb, become red or hot, or discharge pus, all signs showing the body’s reaction of inflammation to an injury. For a day or two the area was slightly warmer than the surrounding areas.

I dosed myself another couple of times over the next few days, because this slight warmth did show more help was needed.

For the first couple of days, there was just a slight discomfort. And it did worsen into pain if I pushed at the end of the finger, which would have been pushing the splinter in further. After a couple of days the discomfort vanished and I took no more doses of anything.

The splinter was well embedded under the nail and I couldn’t get a purchase on it to draw it out. So it had to stay there while the body did what it is so capable of doing – heal us. Or. in this case. remove a splinter.

Periodically, as the splinter started to emerge, I was able to chip away at it and remove some. But never enough to grasp it.

Until….splinter

On the second week to the day, I managed to grasp it with tweezers and out it came.

There was never any pus. Just some bruising where it had been.

I have had smaller splinters come out much more quickly. Generally, when the pain disappears, I forget about it, so am never quite sure how long it takes. In the past I might suddenly remember I do, or did, have a splinter, check the area and find there’s no sign of it.splinter

I love the fact that I just take a remedy, rather than make a big deal about it. There’s no major drama, no interruption to my day. It’s all so low key. Just as it should be.

I so appreciate the wonderful health promoting system of homeopathy. Daily, I am in awe of its capabilities. Daily I feel so blessed I discovered it.

It works with animals just as efficiently and effectively.

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