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Here's the surprising way to remove a stubborn splinter using garlic

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Sep 4, 2018, 4:29 pm IST
Updated : Sep 4, 2018, 4:29 pm IST

Garlic is a natural antibiotic which works against the swelling to ease the pain and force the splinter toward the surface of the skin.

Garlic can also help people with diabetes and dandruff (Photo: AFP)
 Garlic can also help people with diabetes and dandruff (Photo: AFP)

Having a splinter in your body can be really painful and even pulling it out using tweezers can be a struggle. But while stubborn pieces of wood or glass may seem impossible to get rid off, the most unlikely things may help.

It has now been revealed that garlic cloves can act as a natural remedy to remove splinters. But the method requires a lot more than just rubbing garlic on the affected area, one actually needs to cut the clove and place it on the skin.

A duct tape can be used to fasten and seal it there as one is required to keep it that way overnight. Garlic is a natural antibiotic which works against the swelling to ease the pain and force the splinter toward the surface of the skin so that it can be pulled out.

Apart from this garlic is effective against mosquitoes and can also help people with diabetes, bronchitis, arthritis and dandruff.

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