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Wed Apr 17, 2013, 12:20 AM

Can you substitute baking powder for baking soda when you're trying to

remove a splinter?

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Reply Can you substitute baking powder for baking soda when you're trying to (Original post)
Baitball Blogger Apr 2013 OP
NRaleighLiberal Apr 2013 #1
Baitball Blogger Apr 2013 #2
NRaleighLiberal Apr 2013 #3
pscot Apr 2013 #4
Baitball Blogger Apr 2013 #5
In_The_Wind Apr 2013 #6
Baitball Blogger Apr 2013 #8
In_The_Wind Apr 2013 #10
olddots Apr 2013 #7
Baitball Blogger Apr 2013 #9
winter is coming Apr 2013 #15
rug Apr 2013 #11
Baitball Blogger Apr 2013 #12
rug Apr 2013 #13
Baitball Blogger Apr 2013 #17
olddots Apr 2013 #14
lindysalsagal Apr 2013 #16
Sophiegirl Apr 2013 #18
Baitball Blogger Apr 2013 #20
Sophiegirl Apr 2013 #21
HeiressofBickworth Apr 2013 #19

Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 12:23 AM

1. that's a new one on me....baking powder has additional ingredients

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 12:24 AM

2. I guess I'm going to find out.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 12:26 AM

3. let us know how/if it worked! good luck....

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 12:27 AM

4. This is folk medicine. Right?

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Response to pscot (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 12:31 AM

5. It's internet medicine.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 02:53 PM

6. Try Hydrogen Peroxide instead.

That's what I would do.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 03:42 PM

8. That was also recommended.

Actually, a mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide.

I'll check it tonight to see if I got it. I'm not sure. It was very small and I needed a magnifying glass to see it.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 03:48 PM

10. Good luck. If you aren't sure, continue to soak the area with the HP.

just my opinion.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 02:59 PM

7. wood glue on splinter (don't laugh) it works best.

yellow or white glue not the polyester stuff ever.

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Response to olddots (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 03:43 PM

9. Elmer's Glue is what they recommended.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 05:32 PM

15. Probably because more people have Elmer's School Glue lying around

than they do Elmer's Wood Glue. The wood glue has a tighter stretch to it, though, so it would be more likely to do the job.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 03:48 PM

11. Is the splinter wet?

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Response to rug (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 04:02 PM

12. It was a tiny little bugger that was wedged into the living skin.

I hadn't noticed it for two days and the skin had grown over it. Last night I could visibly see it with a magnifying glass. But this morning it wasn't so apparent. So I added anti-biotic and tonight I'll look at it again to see if I got it.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 04:56 PM

13. TMI.

I just asked if it was wet.

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Response to rug (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 10:00 PM

17. I was confuuuuused.

I never heard of a wet splinter.

I just know the old fashion kind.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 05:21 PM

14. as a carpenter getting splinters daily

clean around it -use some hydrogen peroxide sparingly let dry and cover with elmers or wood glue...the glue sucks the splinter out so you don't have to act like a doctor. you can cover it with a band aid so you don't look at it .....this really really works and is painless.

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Response to olddots (Reply #14)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 06:36 PM

16. Ya lurn sumpin evuh day!

But it was so much more fun listening to my daughter scream.....

(Don't call the police: JUST KIDDING!!!!)

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 10:27 PM

18. Baking Powder..

Not even close to being the same as baking soda, unless you plan to bake some bread. Make a bit of a wet paste of the baking soda, apply and wait. Don't rush the process.

Peroxide works well. Or you can just let it fester and be pushed out on it's own, but that is a pain, literally.

Bad advice from my mom...."rub a little dirt o e it. It will be ok." But then I was six years old and I believed anything.

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Response to Sophiegirl (Reply #18)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 10:57 PM

20. My dad said they use to wash their hands before dinner by taking the

ash from the fireplace and rubbing their hands together. So, I'm not judging.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #20)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 11:30 PM

21. Heh!

Oh, those old wive's tales. Don't hang your fingers out the car window or they will blow off. OR, don't cross your eyes...they will stick that way. So many of those, it would take me several days to remember them all.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 10:48 PM

19. I recall that many years ago I got quite a large splinter

from an old hard-wood floor. It was wedged in my heel and hurt like hell. I tried everything to get it out, but nothing worked. I was away from home at the time but as soon as I got home (about a week later), I went to the doctor who cut my heel open to get it out. OUCH.

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