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Question: Cactus Splinter


 seashell420 - Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:41 pm

My 3yr old has had a run in with a small cactus plant. She had about 5 splinters in her leg. Was able to pull out some with tweezers, but 3 or 4 are to deep to get. I have Polysporin and a bandaid on it. Will her body push them out naturally?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:46 am

User avatar Hello,
Usually they will eventually surface. There may be some festering and then they work themselves out. But if it seems there is infection in the skin, see a doctor.

Best wishes.

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