Wash with clean water and soap. Most slivers will come out if given a few days to a week. If painful, remove with tweezers or forceps. Wash again and cover with antiseptic ointment (e.g. Bacitracin or Neosporin Ointment.)
Call office if…
- The area is getting more red or tender over the next few days.
- Sliver still remains after a few weeks.