Mum’s genius splinter removal hack goes viral

22nd October 2017 5:59 PM

IF YOU'VE ever had a splinter and thought it's probably easier to just cut off your whole finger than spend hours painfully trying to fish out the tiny, sharp piece of wood - you're not alone.

It's the absolute worst.

But the days of hacking away chunks of skin with cheap tweezers are over, thanks to one mum's ingenious hack. All you need is a kid's oral medicine syringe.

Claire Bullen-Jones from Wigan, England, shared her pain-free splinter removal hack on Facebook and parents are absolutely loving it.

"Kids got a splinter? Grab the Calpol box and take out the syringe that comes with it! Make sure it's clean obviously!" the mum-of-two posted online.

And the process is quite easy.

All you need to do is put the small hole of the syringe over the splinter and quickly pull the syringe plunger out so that the suction pulls the splinter straight out, painlessly.

Claire's post has been shared over 82,000 times on Facebook with many friends praising the mum for sharing her "clever" idea.

"We needed this last week," one friend said.

Another shared, "That's an awesome idea."

Claire revealed that her hubby Chris came up with the idea and they've been using the handy hack for years.

"Saves so much time, and well worth seeing the kids smile at the end of it rather than red faces and tears!" she added.