Splinters are not only painful but it can be irritating wasting precious time as you attempt to remove the sharp piece of wood with a tweezer.

However, the days of hacking away at your fingers with tweezers are over thanks to this mum’s solution.

Claire Bullen-Jones from England has shared a pain-free splinter removal trick and all you need is a kid’s oral medicine syringe.

She wrote on her Facebook, “Kids got a splinter? Grab the Calpol box and take out the syringe that comes with it! Make sure it’s clean obviously!”

Claire explained that all you need to do is put the small hole of the syringe over the splinter and then quickly pull the syringe plunger out so the suction pulls the splinter straight out.

The process is quick and pain-free.


Claire’s smart trick has been shared over 85,000 times on Facebook with many parents praising the mum for the idea.

“We needed this last week,” one friend said.

Another wrote, “That’s an awesome idea.”

Claire said her husband Chris came up with the trick and they’ve been using it for years.

“Saves so much time, and well worth seeing the kids smile at the end of it rather than red faces and tears!” she added.

How do you remove splinters? Let us know in the comments below. 

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