What can I do for a splinter in my thumb that is causing a red bump? (photo)

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Hi,

Perhaps the splinter is still inside. Could you head to the nearest emergency or family doctor as soon as possible to try to remove it?

Usually what I would do is to numb the area, then gently scrape it with a sharp blade.

Or sometimes I don't numb it, so that the patient can feel if the thing is still inside.

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