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    Been meaning to post this for awhile now. Quite sometime ago a posted about a tough hair that seemed to always put tiny chips in my razor when I looked under magnification. The hair was always in the same spot. Would grow back after a week or two. Anyway I went to shave and I felt that tough, prickly hair. I grabbed a pair of forceps and ripped it out. Well it turned out to be a metal sliver about 3\8 inch long. It must have kept getting pushed up out of the skin and I would just shave off whatever stuck out. After how much I kept cutting off makes me wonder how long it was to begin with and how I didn't feel it.

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    That is very crazy. I would be glad that it was just a few chips in your blade/s an not an infection with an abscess.

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    That is very crazy. I would be glad that it was just a few chips in your blade/s an not an infection with an abscess.

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    That is very crazy. I would be glad that it was just a few chips in your blade/s an not an infection with an abscess.

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    Maybe you kept pushing it back in?

    An infection maybe would have solved it quicker. I have removed many slivers by letting them get infected for a day or two and the pus pops them out easily.
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    That's crazy! Perhaps should add refrigerator magnet rubdown to your face prep routine
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenWeir View Post
    That's crazy! Perhaps should add refrigerator magnet rubdown to your face prep routine
    Naw Just get a good Rare Earth Magnet/One that could pull the iron in your blood out.

    My dad was a machinist and he's get metal splinters in his hands and couldn't get them out so he'd go to a Dr and with magnification and other aids the Doc could get the slivers out.

    Many year ago I was splitting wood for dad when a piece of the wedge broke off and hit me in the top of my left forearm and it bled like a SOB. I just put a bandaid on and kept splitting.

    Years later I broke that arm and when the Dr looked at the Xray he asked me how long I'd been 'In Country' I told him I'd never been in Nam as I was on a fast attach sub playing tag with the Russians. He looked surprised and said that I has shrapnel in my arm. Lo and behold, that piece from the wedge hadn't cut and bounced off like I'd presumed, it had embeded itself in my arm but through the years had moved about an inch and a half.

    So the OP may never know where that metal sliver came from as it could have been there since he was a child.
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    It's a wonder that didn't get infected.

    Years ago I worked in an auto shop and the owner never wore glasses, not even on the drill press or turning brake rotors. He claimed that whenever he got a steel splinter in his eye he used his pocket telescoping magnet to pull it out. I wouldn't go so far as to call him a liar, but looking at all the scar tissue surrounding his pupils I'm pretty sure he just thought he got it out & couldn't see the magnet well enough to know. The outside of an eye heals crazy fast. They can scar over small splinters in a day, then an eye doc has to cut it out.

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    You are supposed to rub your face with alum not aluminum!

    About once a year I'll find some unknown sliver in me and always wonder why I didn't feel it at the time of entry.
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