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    Default Splinter from pressure treated 2 x 4! Gulp!

    Do I recall a thread regarding drastic consequences of getting a splinter from pressure treated wood? Well I just got one in the web between my thumb and pointer finger.

    I was able to pull it all the way out. I squeezed it to make it bleed as much as I could then rinsed it in hydrogen peroxide. I sure hope that is all there is to it.

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    Default Re: Splinter from pressure treated 2 x 4! Gulp!

    No it will not do.
    You must pressure treat your finger
    Make sure the plug is in

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    Default Re: Splinter from pressure treated 2 x 4! Gulp!

    Too late! Your arm will turn green and start to dry out causing warpage. The only known cure is to head to Home Depot for a bottle of Pressure Treated Wood Splinter Pressure Reliever. If that doesn't work, jam a splinter in your big toe...you'll forget all about the one in your hand. Not to worry WiseOne, you are probably referring to when it had arsenic in the treatment. I think now they are required to use zinc oxide or something like that. I get them all the time. You will live!!!

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    Default Re: Splinter from pressure treated 2 x 4! Gulp!

    On the plus side, your finger will never rot now that it is "Wolmanized".
    Seriously, just keep it clean and you should have no problem, I've had a million "Treated" splinters (old stuff, new stuff it didn't matter) and I've never had a problem.






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    Default Re: Splinter from pressure treated 2 x 4! Gulp!

    ny hands are so scared from splinters, keep it clean, old days we used a little turpintine, or mineral spirits.
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    The still give arsenic to old horses and skinny people to make then hungry and gain weight.

    Any sudden cravings for pizza? Oh wait..that is from another drug.

    At least you will be well preserved!

    The big question that is on everybodys mind is not if you will survive, not if you are in pain, not if your medical bills will be covered, but was it working on a boat????

    Speedy recovery.
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    Default Re: Splinter from pressure treated 2 x 4! Gulp!

    Quote Originally Posted by External Combustion View Post
    ..... but was it working on a boat????
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    Unfortunately it was not, it was rebuilding a rotten side yard gate to the boat yard.

    Thanks all! Glad to hear that I will live to be able to poke someone else on this forum.

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    OMG! Run don't walk to the nearest emergency room where they will put you into a chemically induced coma until a cure can be found. No time to waste!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark42 View Post
    OMG! Run don't walk to the nearest emergency room where they will put you into a chemically induced coma until a cure can be found. No time to waste!

    You laugh Mark, but I know I heard somewhere that someone got a splinter from pressure treated wood and their ???? swelled up like a balloon....and no, I did not read it in the National Inquirerer.

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    Thanks all! Glad to hear that I will live to be able to poke someone else on this forum.[/QUOTE]


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    Default Re: Splinter from pressure treated 2 x 4! Gulp!

    The bad news is your digit will swell and get very sore, the good news is it's just from the bacterial infection and a few days later it will be back to normal.
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    Now, the smell of that fester (you can't smell it) will draw wombat babies.
    That' not good for your yard, or the neighborhood. Hell, that's not good for anybody.
    Or am I thinking about a Dingo?

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    Default Re: Splinter from pressure treated 2 x 4! Gulp!

    Quote Originally Posted by tashasdaddy View Post
    old days we used a little turpintine, or mineral spirits.
    I got treated with:

    kerosene for cuts and scrapes
    chewing tobacco for insect bites
    and diesel fuel for jellyfish stings

    It's a wonder your generation didn't kill all of mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i386 View Post
    I got treated with:

    kerosene for cuts and scrapes
    chewing tobacco for insect bites
    and diesel fuel for jellyfish stings

    It's a wonder your generation didn't kill all of mine.
    Made you tough didn't it?
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    Default Re: Splinter from pressure treated 2 x 4! Gulp!

    My mom would have put Vicks Vapo-Rub on it... or Campho-phenique (sp?). and then the next day a dose of Castoria.

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    Default Re: Splinter from pressure treated 2 x 4! Gulp!

    Seen people for years power sawing TW, no dust mask, then sitting around a fire burning the scrap....far as I know, there alive and dumb as bricks still.
    I HATE splinters! Got a piece of rotted wood stuck under my fingernail a long time ago at work (old pallet).
    Nurse couldn't get it. Kept disintegrating. REALLY painful. It worked it self out with time. I wear gloves a lot now...

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    Default Re: Splinter from pressure treated 2 x 4! Gulp!

    There was a guy on these forums a year or so ago who canned his boat restoration project because of two incidences where he had bad reactions from wood splinters (in his elbow I think) that had fungus in them. He ended up in the hospital both times if I remember right. As I recall, his wife convinced him to sell the whole mess.
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    Default Re: Splinter from pressure treated 2 x 4! Gulp!

    If WizeOne quits postin,,,,,then we know to take those splinters seriously
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coors View Post
    Now, the smell of that fester (you can't smell it) will draw wombat babies.
    That' not good for your yard, or the neighborhood. Hell, that's not good for anybody.
    Or am I thinking about a Dingo?

    Dingo ate ma baby!
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    Wire brush and varsol !!!!!!
    Cures anything so I am told.......... then there is the windex method !!!!!
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    I do remember that you have to use a hot dipped galvanized band-aid. Any thing else will corrode.

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