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How to remove a fishhook using the advance-and-cut method

If medical help is not available to remove a fishhook, this method is an option. If removal of the fishhook is too painful, seek medical care.

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1. Determine that the fishhook is deeply embedded and cannot be removed by the string-pull method. Use ice or cold water to numb the area.

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2. Push the hook the rest of the way through the skin so the barb comes out through the skin.

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3. Carefully cut off the barb. Wire cutters work.

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4. Remove the rest of the hook by pulling it back out from where it entered the skin. Be sure to clean the wound to prevent infection.

Current as of: July 10, 2023

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