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How would i know if I have ink poisoning?

How would i know if I have ink poisoning?

I'll bet you don't: If you are compulsively drinking fountain pen ink, more than an ounce at a time, you might get sick from it. You should get with somebody who can help you with this compulsion -- your personal physician has heard much stranger and won't think the less of you. If somebody told you to stop writing note to yourself on your hand, stop worrying, it won't make you sick. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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Can I get ink poisoning by drawing on myself with a pen?

No likely: Pens are safe and would not be around if they made people sick from writing on themselves. Write on paper. ...Read more

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Do tattoos cause ink poisoning?

Do tattoos cause ink poisoning?

It is possible: Writing ink is composed of a combination of dyes pigments solvents and water according to medline plus. These ingredients individually and together are nonpoisonous and treatment generally is not needed if less than an ounce is consumed. Tattoo ink is not regulated by the food and drug administration and therefore could contain any number of ingredients that cause poisoning especiallyhome made. ...Read more

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Can you get ink poisoning from drawing on your arm with a pen?

Can you get ink poisoning from drawing on your arm with a pen?

No: Most of use were warned not to do this, but there's no basis to it. I find it helpful in remembering things. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get ink poisoning by giving yourslef a small homemade tatoo with pen ink?

Is it possible to get ink poisoning by giving yourslef a small homemade tatoo with pen ink?

Not good idea: You may not get ink poisoning, but you are at risk for severe skin infection if not properly done. I suggest that if you want a tattoo, then go to a tattoo shop. ...Read more

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Ink poisoning from a tattoo? How long until i would know?

Ink poisoning from a tattoo? How long until i would know?

Usually: Usually you can get secondary infection which would show as quickly as 48hours or you could become allergic to the tattoo ink which might show much later. ...Read more

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I fell asleep with an open ink pen on my bed by accident i woke up and it had stabbed me in leg and i got ink all over me. Will i get ink poisoning?

I fell asleep with an open ink pen on my bed by accident   i woke up and it had stabbed me in leg and i got ink all over me. Will i get ink poisoning?

Usually not: Most common pens are not mostly ink. They are made of varying things such as solvents, dyes, and water. They are considered relatively safe. If you have headache, shivers, numbness or issues with your nervous system then present to the er and tell them what happened. Otherwise clean the area with soap and water extensively and keep it clean. ...Read more