So I got the worst splinter the other day, I was breaking skewers in half and a long sliver of skewer went right into my finger. I had the hardest time getting it out so I thought I would try this pin that states, if you put a baking soda/water mixture on a sliver it will pull the sliver out. It did not work, I put this paste on and nothing happened. I ended up having to do a little minor surgery to get the sliver out of my finger. Just to be sure, my mom, happened to get a sliver as well and I had her try the same thing and it did not work for her either.