Mom's Ridiculously Simple Hack For Removing A Splinter Goes Viral

Mom's Ridiculously Simple Hack For Removing A Splinter Goes Viral

Children are notoriously accident prone - and it's no wonder. They spend their days, if they're lucky, running around and enjoying the simpler things in life. Whether that's playing tag or catch in the schoolyard, climbing the oversized tree you've told them will break their neck if they're not careful, or simply running riot.

So we parents inevitably have more than a few grazed knees to contend with. But sometimes our kids' minor ailments need something a little more than a plaster. Take stings, for example. They can be seriously painful and, depending on where they come from, a difficult problem to solve off the top of your head.

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One mom, however, has a solution to not just this problem but a number of others  - and better still, you've probably already got everything you need to make images like the one above a rarity.

If you've ever tried to remove a bee sting, splinter, or a piece of glass from say a child's foot, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. It's invasive and traumatizing for your kid - even if you are a nurse!

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Taking to Facebook, Tiffany Keegan, a hairdresser from Queensland, Australia, said that her hack for these problems is so good that it's enough to inspire every parent to "[stuff] one into your first aid kit."

"If you have ever bought Nurofen for kids before, you would know it comes with this little thing to measure/administer the liquid medicine," she wrote.

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She then explained that this was just the right size to suck out "splinters, tiny shards of glass and bee sting venom in a quick, non-invasive, painless way."

Explaining how to use her self confessed "magic" trick, she continued: "Simply place the outer tube hole over the wound site, press firmly against the skin, then pull the inside orange tube out really quickly."

"The vacuum in the tube should extract the offending item."

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Keegan, pictured below, originally shared the genius hack on a parenting Facebook group, but because of its brilliance, it was soon making waves throughout the social networking site.

One Facebook user wrote that even if you're not a parent, it's still a useful hack as it's "great for blackheads too."

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Understandably, parents were quick to thank Keegan for the info.

"I have about 4 of these babies in my drawer! Great info to know!" wrote one mom.

Whereas a daughter joked to her mom: "Why couldn't you have done this instead of Pappa chasing me around the house and backyard with tweezers?"

The more you know, eh?!