How to Remove a Cactus Spine
From eHow comes this idea on using Elmer’s glue to remove spines. We prefer duct tape, but you might want to try the glue method.
Things You’ll Need:
* Elmer’s Glue (or any other brand white school glue)
* Anti-bacterial soap
* Paper towel or tissue
* Antiseptic like betadine or hydrogen peroxide
* Antibiotic ointment
* A band-aid
* About ten to fifteen minutes of time!
Try this method before you decide to pick and poke at the spot where you suspect the tiny, nearly invisible splinter or cactus needle is located…
Next, shake up a bottle of Elmer’s School Glue…
Pour a little of the glue into the palm of the hand with the splinter or cactus thorn…
Use a paper towel or tissue to wipe the excess…
Allow the glue to dry for about five minute…
Once the second layer of glue has dried, gently peel off the glue…
…To limit the chances of infection, conclude by washing the area with anti-bacterial…
If redness, swelling or pain occurs at the site, this can indicate an infection…
Lots more info at the eHow link.