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What is a pencil cell?

What is a pencil cell?

Deformed red cell: Pencil cells are red blood cells that are deformed so that they are cylindrical, about 3 times as long as they are wide. They are usually seen in people who are iron deficient. ...Read more

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How can I treat a pencil stab wound?

How can I treat a pencil stab wound?

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 needs to be removed? The area needs to be well cleaned. It can be covered with a clean bandage. For signs of infection - redness, swelling, ^'ed pain, purulent drainage, heat, red streaks or fever - seek medical care asap. Take care. ...Read more

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Is pencil lead poisonous if consumed?

Is pencil lead poisonous if consumed?

No: The graphite pencil which is also known as the lead pencil. The 'lead' is a misnomer in a sense leading to confusion with lead of lead poisoning. The content of the black writing portion of a lead pencil is a mixture of high-grade charcoal and clay. All the same, consumption of the pencil is not advised. ...Read more

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What are some ways to get pencil lead out of my heel?

What are some ways to get pencil lead out of my  heel?

Depends: How deep is it. If not deep and sticking out then try to grab it with a tweeter and pull it out. If deep see a podiatrist for removal. ...Read more

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What hapens when i eat loads of mechanical pencil leads?

What hapens when i eat loads of mechanical pencil leads?

Non-toxic but test 4: Fortunately, pencil lead doesn't contain lead, a highly toxic substance, but is made of graphites, a form of carbon that is generally non-toxic. The big question is why are you doing this? Eating undigestible things like graphites is called pica ; is often a sign of lead or zinc deficiency, but can also be related to emotional problems. See http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001538.Htm. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to put stypic pencil on my tongue?

Is it possible for me to put stypic pencil on my tongue?

Yes: What you refer to is generally allum which is what dentists use to stem bleeding in the mouth around teeth. It is safe and dependable. The pencil version is safe as well. ...Read more

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Will I have permanent 'tatoo' from pencil lead under my skin?

Will I have permanent 'tatoo' from pencil lead under my skin?

Pencil lead tattoo: Yes you will have a permanent tattoo from a lead pencil. I received one in 9th grade and am over 50 and i still have the pencil lead tattoo. ...Read more

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I have had lead from a pencil in my skin for the last 8 years. is it dangerous?

I have had lead from a pencil in my skin for the last 8 years. is it dangerous?

No: No, what we call lead in pencils is really graphite, not lead. I still have a piece in my skin from 5th grade and I am in my sixties, it will not harm you. ...Read more

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I was stabbed with a pencil when I was a child, and the black dot in my skin hasn't gone away?

I was stabbed with a pencil when I was a child, and the black dot in my skin hasn't gone away?

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 can be removed surgically or with a laser. ...Read more