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I Poked My Skin With A Pencil And I Think Graphite Is Stuck Inside Should I Just Leave It In
You can.: Graphite is not necessarily dangerous.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
My daughter stabbed herself with a pencil there is a black mark under her skin but no piece of lead, should I be worried?
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
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
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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