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Is the graphite in pencils hazardous to your health?

Is the graphite in pencils hazardous to your health?

Not really.: Graphite is an intert and nontoxic material which will not harm your health. However, it can cause permanent pigmentation if left in place in a wound. Most commonly, a pencil tip in the skin won't cause any toxic problems, but if not removed and the wound properly cared for, dark "tattooing" pigmentation may remain permanently. ...Read more

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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 to do if i poked through my skin with pencil?

What to do if i poked through my skin with pencil?

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 and cover with a bandaid. Have you had a tetanus shot in the last 10 years? ...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 bad if pencil graphite goes into my skin? How do I get it out?

Is it bad if pencil graphite goes into my skin? How do I get it out?

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 dangerous to leave it untreated. ...Read more

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I have small round indentation size or a pencil erasor on my forhead?

I have small round indentation  size or a pencil erasor on my forhead?

Dent on forehead.: I have small round indentation size or a pencil erasor on my forhead? ANS: great time for a live video consult so I can look at it and give better idea. ...Read more

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Sir i am eating pencil leads ! how can i have to stop eating like those leads? and it will harm to my body?

PIca: ...is characterized by an appetite for substances that are largely non-nutritive, such as paper, clay, metal, chalk, soil, glass, sand, or in your case pencil leads. Because pica can occur in people who have lower than normal nutrient levels & malnutrition, your doctor may want to test blood levels of iron & zinc. Also seen with autism, schizophrenia, & disorders such as Kleine-Levin syndrome. ...Read more

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I tried pleasing myself analy with pencil (with the non sharp end). When I was finished I had a little bit of blood on pencin. Should I be concerned?

I tried pleasing myself analy with pencil (with the non sharp end). When I was finished I had a little bit of blood on pencin.  Should I be concerned?

Yes: There are a thousand and one activities for young people to do to keep them busy, learn new things, and better understand themselves and their world. Recreational insertion of manufactured objects into any hole in the body (anus or otherwise), with or without subsequent bleeding, is not regarded as a safe thing to do. ...Read more

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I have a raised area on my back, a little larger than a pencil eraser. It is covered with white crusty material that easily falls off, then it bleeds?

I have a raised area on my back, a little larger than a pencil eraser.  It is covered with white crusty material that easily falls off, then it bleeds?

See a dermatologist: A crusted area on the skin that bleeds is suspicious for a skin cancer. Recommend you see a dermatologist who will examine your skin and biopsy any lesions of concern. ...Read more

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How can I heal this wound from a pencil stab?

How can I heal this wound from a pencil stab?

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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How can I treat this wound from a pencil stab?

How can I treat this wound from a pencil stab?

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 tetanus booster if you haven't had one in the past 5 years. ...Read more

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I am eating slate pencil.Do it really ruin health?

Please get help: If you simply chew pencils and pens, I have always done the same thing and apart from one broken tooth am none the worse for it. If you are swallowing, and this is compulsive, then please get with someone who can help you modify / eliminate this behavior, and read online about "pica". I also trust you are not iron deficient. Your physician can be your guide. ...Read more

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Are any pencils or art pencils made with lead nowadays?

Are any pencils or art pencils made with lead nowadays?

Not modern ones: Modern pencils do not contain lead as the "lead" of the pencil is actually a mix of finely ground graphite and clay powders. Pencil cores can also be made of charcoal. ...Read more