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is it bad if pencil graphite goes into my skin how do i get it out

A 42-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 39-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
Dr. Steven Hubert
27 years experience Dermatology
You can.: Graphite is not necessarily dangerous.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: You may watch and wait. If the site becomes red, swollen, painful, there is discharge, there are red streaks in the skin leading from the site, or the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
This may be a form: of pigmentary purpura. But there are other causes of vascular trauma. I would see dermatologsit to get correct diagnosis and treatment options. The fa ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Happens: It happens because of the pressure of the writing instrument. You may actually have a callus there. The only thing you can do is try to hold your pen/ ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Clean the : puncture wound with warm water and soap. Clean out any graphite so it does not discolor your skin. You can apply a thin ribbon of antibiotic ointment ... Read More

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