Can a dog hair be a splinter?

Can a dog hair be a splinter?

Hair splinters are an occupational hazard of grooming. It is hard to believe that one pesky little hair can cause so much pain and damage to the skin. Those annoying hairs penetrate the skin and stay there until they are removed.

Why do I get dog hair splinters?

Hair splinters usually involve freshly cut hair, which is often very sharp. As a result, its easier for recently cut hair to penetrate your skin. This is especially true if the hair is short, coarse, or thick.

Are hair splinters common?

Hair splinters are the result of hair fragments penetrating into non-hair-bearing areas of skin. Once