Splinters can be frustratingly difficult to remove from your skin., especially those that are tiny in size. Larger splinters and not completely embedded, can be easily removed using tweezers, tape, or glue, but if it’s small and in there pretty good, you’ll have to try something more creative.
One way of extracting completely embedded splinter is by using hot water and a glass or plastic bottle, and it’s a home remedy that’s been around for a long time.
You will need a wide mouthed bottle filled with hot water nearly to the brim, and then you will need to press affected part of hand tightly against the mouth of the bottle. The suction will pull down the flesh, and steam will soon draw out the splinter.
How does it work?
The hot water steams open the skin’s pores, and the bottle creates a vacuum with which to suck the splinter out.
The vacuum is created when you apply very hot water to an area that is lower in temperature. In this way the bottle itself creates a vacuum as the water cools. As the temperature of the liquid drops, and the skin remains at a newly raised temperature, making it easier to quickly pull upon something like a splinter.
Note! These will only work in an area with a large enough section to completely close off the lid of the bottle. You might want to try something else if you want to remove a splinter in your finger, really small bottles are hard to find.