Intro: Secret to Getting Slivers Out Painlessly
My kids ALWAYS get slivers during the summer, as they run around outside and explore, and they ALWAYS scream and fight us as we try to get them out - or they used to, until we figured out this secret to getting them out painlessly.
Step 1: Orajel
Just squeeze one tiny drop of Orajel medicated teething gel for babies on the sliver or right where it is sore. Wait 10-15 minutes and the teething remedy acts as a local anesthetic and numbs the area. Then you can use a sanitized pin or needle and tweezers to dig it out and the person with the sliver won't feel a thing!