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Doctor insights on: I Poked My Skin With A Pencil And I Think Graphite Is Stuck Inside Should I Just Leave It In

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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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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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I have a tiny splinter in my finger from a pencil. It's fully under skin and I can't get it out with needle or tweezers. Can I leave it? What do I do?

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 lymph glands in your arm pit get enlarged, see a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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How deep under the skin is the liver?

How deep under the skin is the liver?

Depends: How deep under the skin the liver is depends upon the person and how much of a fat layer they have. The liver lives just under the right ribs so you would need to go up under the ribs or between them to get to the liver. ...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

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I accidentally got stuck by a sharp pencil and it broke the skin and made me bleed. What should I do?

Pencil injury.: Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years or don't know
when you last had one. ...Read more

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My daughter stabbed herself with a pencil there is a black mark under her skin but no piece of lead, should I be worried?

My daughter stabbed herself with a pencil there is a black mark under her skin but no piece of lead, should I be worried?

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 care should suffice for treatment. ...Read more

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Can dark skin from liver problems be reversed?

What problem?: Liver disease usually does not cause dark skin, except in serious illness like kala azar. Dark jaundice also occurs in terminal liver failure. It would by prudent to consult a doctor for an in-person evaluation.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Could oily skin be the result of liver problems?

Could oily skin be the result of liver problems?

Yes: However, at your age this is highly unlikely. Have liver function tests, hepatitis a/b/c screening. But I bet it will be normal. Daily shower twice daily should take care of it, usually. ...Read more

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Is having velvety skin a possible sign of liver problems?

Very unlikely: If you are diabetic, it is more of a sign of poorly controlled diabetes. If you are not, you need to see a dermatologist for it is difficult to comment on a rash unless a picture is available. A petechial rash may be more worrisome. ...Read more

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I was wondering are skin eruptions a symptom of toxic liver?

I was wondering are skin eruptions a symptom of toxic liver?

Usually not: If you have a rash, get it seen and diagnosed by an evidence-based physician. Jaundice and the purpuric lesions of liver failure are very familiar to scientific medicine. Somebody who tells you that your acne, ringworm, other superficial fungus, or psoriasis are from "toxic liver" is scamming you. ...Read more

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Can a liver problem cause skin to darken but not turn yellow?

Possibly.: Jaundice resulting from liver dysfunction is caused by deposition of bilirubin in the tissues of the skin. Bilirubin is yellow in color, and therefore jaundice is typically described as such. Ultimately, skin appearance is due to both bilirubin and the skin's natural coloration by melanin. Those with more melanin may have jaundice that appears as skin darkening. ...Read more

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My sister has liver problem and her skin is becoming yellow is there any medication for this?

See doctor: If your sisters skin is turning yellow it sounds like she is very sick and needs to seen and treated. ...Read more

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Why is it that liver problems give you itchy skin?

Toxins: The liver metabolizes medications, hormones and other bodily substances and if not functioning properly, toxins accumulate in the blood causing the skin to itch along with other undesirable effects. ...Read more

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Is dry flaky facial skin a sign of liver problems?

Is dry flaky facial skin a sign of liver problems?

Depends: If your liver problems are from alcohol, you may develop red skin, rough dry skin, vit B deficiencies, and more. Liver problems from fatty liver from obesity may cause skin changes as well. See a doctor for your liver diagnosis. Consider seeing a medspa doctor for your facial skin problems. She will show you lasers to clean your pores and clear your skin; and products to use between visits. ...Read more

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Might a liver cleanse help clear up skin psoriasis?

Might a liver cleanse help clear up skin psoriasis?

Mostly like not: I am afraid that this would most likely not help. See your dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to detoxify/decongest my liver naturally for clearer skin and overall well being?

Can you tell me how to detoxify/decongest my liver naturally for clearer skin and overall well being?

Stay well: Your live does not cause the skin to become unclear. The liver is affected by obesity, fatty foods, alcohol, and drugs. Clean living includes drinking water not caffeinated drinks, no fried foods, and avoiding things that cause hepatitis such as tattooes, IV drug use, unprotected sex, and blood transfusions. ...Read more

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Is skin itch related to liver problems as I have a liver problem and this itch is really driving me nuts?

Is skin itch related to liver problems as I have a liver problem and this itch is really driving me nuts?

It is: Liver disease particularly that involve bile duct occlusion can give you itching. The condition called obstructive jaundice (obstruction of the free flow of the bile) is particularly known to cause pruritus. ...Read more

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Very small bump in inner cheek (smaller than a pencil eraser), been there over a month, almost feels/looks like a small flap of skin, what is it?

Very small bump in inner cheek (smaller than a pencil eraser), been there over a month, almost feels/looks like a small flap of skin, what is it?

Observe evolution: It looks like you had some type of trauma, which is very common in people.
Observe, if it grows fast, see a dentist immediately. Many times it disappears without treatment. If stays longer than a few months, it should be removed and biopsied. ...Read more

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A pinkish blotch has appeared on the skin where the liver is. It's not itchy and painless. What could it be and is it dangerous?

Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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What type of liver bacteria can cause burn of the skin?

What type of liver bacteria can cause burn of the skin?

Liver bacteria?: Not sure what you mean there are no bacteria in the liveri see you are from bulgaria I am guessing something got lost in translation. ...Read more

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What are considered well accepted advantages of cod liver oil supplements for my skin?

Cod liver oil: Has alot of essential fatty acids which can help in all organs and make skin more resilient and healthy as well. ...Read more