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Paint flake under OHs fingernail, how does she remove it?

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Wife was picking paint off the floor and she managed to get a 2 inch flake of gloss, dug right between her fingernail and her finger, you see it through the nail in her thumb. She was in total agony … Read More
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
Wife was picking paint off the floor and she managed to get a 2 inch flake of gloss, dug right between her fingernail and her finger, you see it through the nail in her thumb. She was in total agony and I spent hours explaining that they would laugh at her if the went to A and E lol.

Long story short, how is the best way to remove it, I suggested nitromors but that wasnt well received, too nippy?

Any painless method?

rep for the one that works the best.
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Tweezers?
#2
Soak her finger in hot soapy water then take it out with tweezers
suspended#3
Soak in warm water could soften the paint flake. I've done it myself and I know how painful it is. Good luck.
#4
2 inchs ? lmfao sure, the best way is to cut the nail and use tweezers. Do it in a bowl of water aswell :D
#5
She needs to go to a&e.Why did you put her off going?Your bad!
#6
yeah definately soak it for as long as you can then tweeze!
#7
You should probably Dettol the tweezers before you do it.
#8
Surely 2" would be down to her knuckle? What happen putting her finger in some turps, might disolve the paint? I have no idea whther it will work but it gets dried paint off of my dad's paint brushes when I borrow them then forget to wash them.
#9
stewby
Surely 2" would be down to her knuckle? What happen putting her finger in some turps, might disolve the paint? I have no idea whther it will work but it gets dried paint off of my dad's paint brushes when I borrow them then forget to wash them.


This is a brilliant idea :roll:
#10
peodude
This is a brilliant idea :roll:


Thanks, I pride myself on my uselessness at all things DIY and medical so I thought this was the perfect problem for me to lend my brains too:thumbsup:
#11
stewby
Surely 2" would be down to her knuckle? What happen putting her finger in some turps, might disolve the paint? I have no idea whther it will work but it gets dried paint off of my dad's paint brushes when I borrow them then forget to wash them.

umm, 2 inches, I meant half an inch, metric/imperial confuses me lol. more like quarter of an inch actually.

wouldnt turps nip?

How about nail varnish remover?
#12
generaloneill
umm, 2 inches, I meant half an inch, metric/imperial confuses me lol. more like quarter of an inch actually.


Ah, I see, let me know if the turps works;-) I'm sure it will only sting a bit, then you can out some iodine on if it is bleeding. She'll love you forever then.
#13
Seriously she needs A&E they wont laugh at her in the slightest, you could probably do more damage by trying yourself. Trust me it mega kills, so stop being nasty and take her.
#14
peodude
This is a brilliant idea :roll:


That will hurt like hell if the flesh is broken :? she want be pleased with you :w00t:
#15
generaloneill;6616759
umm, 2 inches, I meant half an inch, metric/imperial confuses me lol. more like quarter of an inch actually.

wouldnt turps nip?

How about nail varnish remover?

Your being silly, its probably a open wound now.....would you like me to pour nail varnish remover in your japs eye?
#16
Lulu'sMammy
Your being silly, its probably a open wound now.....would you like me to pour nail varnish remover in your japs eye?


That literally made my eyes water.
#17
Rofl^^^^^^^ All three eh ? !!
#18
Also try olive oil to loosen it if it's an oil based paint.
banned#19
pull it out with tweezers and spray with savlon, jobs a good un
#20
how come she was doing the d.i.y?
#21
sickly sweet
Also try olive oil to loosen it if it's an oil based paint.


Does it have to be Extra Virgin or will the cheap stuff suffice? What about half turps, half olive oil?:whistling:
#22
stewby
Does it have to be Extra Virgin or will the cheap stuff suffice? What about half turps, half olive oil?:whistling:


thats a cocktail:)
#23
stewby
Does it have to be Extra Virgin or will the cheap stuff suffice? What about half turps, half olive oil?:whistling:


There's no such thing as an extra virgin, you're either a virgin or you aren't :whistling:
#24
Lulu'sMammy
Your being silly, its probably a open wound now.....would you like me to pour nail varnish remover in your japs eye?


:o
#25
boil the kettle put her finger in it when the nail and skin comes off should be able to pull the paint out
#26
i did this, when i went to a & e all the did was slice away my nail until the paint flake was exposed then with tweezers picked the flake up. surprisingly painless
#27
csamual
boil the kettle put her finger in it when the nail and skin comes off should be able to pull the paint out

:w00t::: :-D
#28
From a medical point of view, it depends which layer of skin it's under. If it's between the epidermis and nail then the nail will have become detached from the nail bed. There's nothing you can do about it except just put the flake out. Soak the thumb in warm water and salt and disinfect the tweezers. Once the water cools down pull the flake out and apply antibacterial wash. I'd suggest, if you have it, using some ClearZal BAC or similar to prevent onychomycosis. Hope this helps and it's not too late! x
[mod]#29
Chop her thumb off and then we can have another thread debating the best way to stick it back on. :-D
#30
Syzable
Chop her thumb off and then we can have another thread debating the best way to stick it back on. :-D


LMFAO! :-D:-D:-D
#31
serious note . .

If you have a small minature swiss army knife lying around, you can use the scissors on there to cut the nail back as much as you can. Other than that you need a good tight pair of nail cutting scissors to get it back. Then, use another nail to try and seperate the nail from the skin as much as possible (this will hurt) and then use tweezers (sterilised if poss) to remove the paint.

If its dry gloss I doubt turps will remove it to be honest, and things like oil I dont see doing much. Soapy water possible but you should be able to remove it with tweezers.

This will be killing so your OH could take some paracetamol or other sort of pain relief.

Goood Luck.
#32
Lulu'sMammy
Your being silly, its probably a open wound now.....would you like me to pour nail varnish remover in your japs eye?


:shock: Oooh Matron take me away!!


On a serious note i actually had the same problem last year, i put the affected finger in a bowl of warm-hot water and let it soak for ten mins.
After this i was able to tweeze the piece of paint chip out, it was tricky though so if in doubt A&E it.
(compared to some of the items the doctors have likely removed from patients bodies im sure a paint chip will be easy to do)
#33
Won't it come out without doing anything?

Probably depends on how much it hurts, but I once got a tiny piece of twig stuck under my nail. My brother was going to try to get it out with a needle but I screamed at the very thought of it - so it was left. Turned out it gradually worked itself to the top of the nail; I was able to get it out myself then.

Hurt a lot when it first happened, but it settled down and I was able to live with it. Can't remember how long it took to come out, but it wasn't all that long - I didn't have to wait for the nail to grow or anything like that.

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