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Dr. Girish Kalva
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Finger space infecti: If this infection spreads inside the finger,you will have excruciating pain.joint spaces are tight and any pus collection will be simple torture. See ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: There is not enough lead in a pencil point to cause poisoning.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Graphite: The "lead " in pencils is not lead, the metal.It is graphite.There is nothing toxic about graphite.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
When was your : Last tetanus shot? If it has been more than 10 years or you don't know - get another tetanus shot. Has any pencil lead broken off into your skin that... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Traumatic tattoo: The carbon graphite in the pencil has left behind a traumatic tattoo. It can lighten or fade with time but may leave behind a permanent tattoo. It ca... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 44 years experience
Only if inflamed: Watch for signs of inflammation or infection: swelling, redness, warming and pain around the spot. Otherwise, it is likely that the grey skin discolor... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padmashri Rastogi
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Rinse the area thoroughly with soap and warm water. It should get better by tomorrow. If there is any foreign body, it should be felt. I have very li... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Modern pencils: are made of a graphite material, and no longer contain lead. The biggest risk, albeit minimal, of this type of injury is infection. Local wound car... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
No lead in pencils: There is graphite which is carbon. If there is lead, it is minuscule and you can call the manufacturer or poison control in your area. The point may b... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
When was your : Last tetanus shot? If it has been more than 10 years or you don't know - get another tetanus shot. Has any pencil lead broken off into your skin that... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 13 years experience
See your doctor: Although pencils no longer have lead in them, a pencil wound can cause an infection and should be seen and treated by a doctor. You also need a tetan... Read More

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