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How to remove invisible but painful splinters

All of us have at one time or another got a small foreign object embedded into the skin.
Tweezers work in some cases, where the splinter etc is visible or raised above the skin.
For those invisible but painful or irritating bits of glass, steel filings, grass-hairs that just won't come out, try:
Traxa, a cream-based product which helps to draw the offenders to the surface.
Sellotape, insulation tape, or duct-tape, sticky side pressed down then lifted.
Thin film of Wood glue / cold glue, allow to dry about 10 min then peel off.
Superglue, dried, may also remove top epidermis layer, but worked for me (glass).
In all cases, area should be disinfected to help prevent germs entering wound.
Warning: Liquid Superglue can run between fingers or under fingernails, so apply very cautiously and sparingly.
And watch those Cyanoacrylate fumes!

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What will make your fingernail swell and when you squeze it infecton comes out like a blister with blood?

It might have a foreign object stuck in between your nails. A thorn or a small stick maybe. Or also an ingrown nail that wasnt cut properly and might have cut the skin...It got infected because it wasnt taken out in time. If the whole nail wont come off, please go and see a doctor.. The infection might get worse... Worst event that will happen is they might cut your whole finger if it doesnt get treated as soon as possible.. Treatment with antibiotics.. Oral and injected.. Also cleaning several times a day

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how to change the battery?

Use a knife to lift the case back off, there will be a spot to get the blade under it. Take care not to scratch the case or back. Once inside you will see the watch movement including the battery, you will need to use some pointy tweezers to carefully move the small arm which holds the battery in place, be very careful and gentle. Replace with correct battery, using your tweezers so the acid from your skin doesn't start any corrosion later on. You will have to hold the small arm back to get the battery back in, it should go in easily so don't force it. Line up the back of the watch so the small cut out is on the same side as the stem and crown (winder) Push the case back down applying even pressure taking care not to push against the glass on the other side. Make sure it is making contact all the way around. Set the time and you are done. If in doubt take to your local jewellers or watch maker, as it is only a cheap thing to have done professionally. Good luck

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I am a man and have recently got into the idea of hair removal for myself. Are tweezers an effective way to remove my hair? I am scared about the idea of waxing.

Tweezers are good for small areas that need hair removal such as; eyebrows, nose, knuckles and around the nipple area. But this would be much too time consuming and painful to do on large areas of your skin.

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I have a Kitchen Aid KSRG25FKSS17 side by side refrigerator and ther ice maker stopped working. I got the ice out of the tray and it filled up with water and the fingers cycled around but will not push the ice out of the tray. What should I do?

Good day,
When ice cubes are formed, a thermostat embedded in the ice maker closes, and then starts a motor that cycles the rakes, ejecting the cubes.
When the fingers of the rake hit the frozen cubes, the motor stalls.
However, there is an electric heater embedded in the bottom of the ice maker that at the same time is heating the well of the ice maker, freeing them up and allowing them to be discharged.

You should remove the ice maker, to see if there is a foreign object that fell into the well, preventing the cycle from continuing. If so, remove the item and reinstall the ice maker.

More commonly, the motor has weakened or the heater has failed. In either case, replacing the ice maker is your only option. There are in some cases a repair possible, but it is not cost effective.

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