A dermatologist’s guidance for splendid splinter removal

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A dermatologist’s guidance for splendid splinter removal

This is when the magnifying glass might be handy

It's summertime, the weather is hot, and splinters are plentiful. As you spread beauty bark around your garden, head to the boardwalk or find a park bench for lunch, beware the tiny sliver of wood that can bury itself under your skin.

Dr. Robert Sidbury, a University of Washington associate professor of pediatrics and chief of the division of dermatology, offers commonsense advice -- and a how-to video --  for safe splinter removal.