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…

  1. The area is getting more red or tender over the next few days.
  2. Sliver still remains after a few weeks.