Here is another doctor-recommended home remedy. Russell Copelan, M.D., wrote about this one in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.*
He suggests adhering a tiny piece of salicylic acid plaster (the kind used to treat warts) over a small splinter for twelve hours.
Within a few days the splinter should have worked its way out or moved close enough to the surface for you to easily remove it.
*Copelan, Russell. “Chemical Removal of Splinters Without Epidermal Toxic Effects.” J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 1989; 20:697-698.

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  1. Gladys
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    I have had problems with dermatitis but now that I am in my late 70’s I am breaking out with pimples, growths, moles, etc., all over my body. Is there a home remedy for this? My doctor has examined me for melanomas – finding just one and finding in time. But I don’t want to go into my 80’s with these things all over me. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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