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how to get graphite out of skin

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
39 years experience Dermatology
Not dangerous: Pencil lead (graphite) often causes a gray or blue tattoo-like area. The spot would probably have to be cut out to get it to go away. It's not dangero ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
Unsure: if it is under the skin, can't "clean" it. If solid piece of graphite might be able to remove is surgically in the office. Sorry I could not be of m ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Damian Cornacchia
36 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: General rule of thumb: remove any foreign body from wounds. With a pencil, often one thinks there is something in the wound due to the tatooing from ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
14 years experience Dermatology
No: Its fine to leave it be.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Avoid sunlight: There is no practical way to lighten skin beyond what your genetics allow. If you avoid sunlight exposure, the skin will become as pale as it can be. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
High SPF sunscreen: Stay out of the sun. Use high spf sunscreen. Use sunglasses and wear a hat.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Cream: Use a mild skin cleanser. There are many. Dove, aveeno, (oatmeal) many others. Avoid caustic soaps such as ivory (ph 10 !) , or antibacterial soaps. W ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Help for acne?: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream such a ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Diet: Depends ob what your issue is but start w a goid diet and sleep and exercise!
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Batt
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Protective secretion: Skin may become oily for a number of reasons. It has many small glands used to provide a thin covering of oil-like secretions often accumulated from p ... Read More
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