Remove Splinters


30 mins



Doctor doing wound dressing after splinter removal

Splinter Removal & Treatment

Splinters can be uncomfortable and painful but can also cause infections. They are foreign bodies that either fully or partially embed themselves into the skin.


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Remove Splinters

Our clinic can remove most splinters including those that are deeply embedded or under a finger or toenail. They are usually full of germs and may cause an infection.

When should I see a doctor to remove my splinter?

  • If the splinter is deep or has broken during attempts to remove it
  • You notice signs of infection, such as red or hardened skin; discharge that is white or yellow
  • The splinter has entered the skin near the eye or under the fingernail
  • You have tried removing the splinter unsuccessfully
  • The splinter has entered the skin vertically

How To Book A Private GP Appointment?

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Use our online booking engine or book your test by giving us a call.

Choose your test type

On the online booking engine select the “appointment type” you need.

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You will be seen by one of our friendly doctors or trained clinicians.


  • To get the help you need, simply call our clinic to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced medical professionals.
  • Our friendly staff will assist you in setting up a convenient time for your visit.
  • We prioritise your health and well-being, so you won’t have to wait long for an appointment.
During the test
  • During your appointment, our healthcare specialist will carefully assess the splinter.
  • This evaluation is essential to determine the type of material, penetration depth, and potential complications, such as infection.
  • We take all necessary precautions to ensure the splinter is identified accurately.

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What are the complications of a splinter?
If a splinter (usually of wood, glass, or metal) is not completely removed, it may cause infection, inflammation, or a toxicity response. Even once the main, visible piece of the splinter has been removed, small pieces may still remain under the skin.
It is best to get a painful splinter dealt with as soon as possible, to avoid invasive removal procedures. A fresh splinter usually has an open injury track through which it can be easily removed. The longer the splinter is present, the more likely the skin will attempt to heal over it, making removal more difficult. If the splinter is small and not painful, it may work itself out on its own.
Clean the area of the splinter with soap and water. Be sure to use clean, sterilised tweezers (use soap and water and alcohol). If you are unable to remove the entire visible splinter, be sure to see a doctor for proper removal.

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