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Health Information For Teens
You probably don’t get as many splinters as you did when you were a kid. But they can still zap you when you least expect it.
It might be tempting to ignore a splinter, especially if it doesn’t hurt. But a splinter can become infected, so you should try to get it out as soon as you notice it. Removing a splinter right away means the skin won’t have time to heal over so the splinter will pull out more easily.
Here’s how to remove a splinter:
Usually, splinters can be handled at home. But in some cases, you might have to visit the doctor. See a doctor if:
Not all splinters can be prevented. But you can help protect yourself with these steps:
Puberty causes all kinds of changes in your body – and some may not make you feel very desirable. Read this article for information on dealing with greasy hair, perspiration, and body hair.
Sometimes it may seem like your skin is impossible to manage, especially when you find a huge zit on your nose or a cold sore at the corner of your mouth. Here are ways to prevent and treat common skin problems.
Swimming and other water sports are a great way to beat the heat. Read this article to find out how you can stay safe at the pool, beach, lake – and even the water park.
A toenail is ingrown when it begins to break through and grow into the soft skin of the toe. Find out more about ingrown toenails.
Generally, insect bites and stings are harmless. Find out how to keep pests from ruining your fun.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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