You really need to know about fish hook removal, as it's very easy to get a hook embedded in your finger, even if there's no fish involved.
But if it's deeply embedded, you're unlikely to be able to remove it on your own - you'll need help. So these methods are for removing a hook either from someone else's flesh, or having them get one out of yours.
If it's the latter, be brave ...
The risk of needing either of these fish hook removal methods is much reduced by protecting the hook points whenever it's practical ...
If, despite these precautions, you or a fellow angler is unlucky enough to get impaled on a hook, one of the following fish hook removal methods will get it out:~
First, clean around the point of entry with antiseptic ointment. If the hook has gone in in such a way that the point is close to the skin, you should consider the 'push and cut' method:~
A disadvantage of the 'Push and Cut' method is that it's quite painful and creates a further wound. A less painful alternative, and the one to use where the hook point has not gone in so far is the 'snatch method':~
Whichever method you use, always wash the wound thoroughly, apply antiseptic ointment and a simple dressing.
Check that your tetanus shots are up to date, and if not, attend to it at the earliest opportunity.
And one final piece of advice ...
Always wear some form of eye protection - spectacles or sunglasses at least - when using the snatch method. A hook in your eye would be seriously bad news...
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