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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

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Please help there's bumps and a rash on a month old tattoo. Is this symptom of ink poisoning?

Allergy?: This sounds like an allergy to your ink
I would have a dermatologist look at the tattoo.
If allergic you can not use a laser to remove the tattoo. ...Read more

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If a child writes on her hand will she get ink poisoning and vomit? Her hand is red and she's vomiting. She doesn't have fever or the poops.

If a child writes on her hand will she get ink poisoning and vomit? Her hand is red and she's vomiting. She doesn't have fever or the poops.

No: No, she will not get ink poisoning. That's a bit of an "old wives' tale". That said, if she's irritated her hand, it may be a little red. I highly doubt the vomiting has anything to do with it, and is likely another issue. If that persists, i'd get her evaluated. ...Read more

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Will I get ink poisoning or heart infection from getting a tattoo on top of blood vessels in arms?

Will I get ink poisoning or heart infection from getting a tattoo on top of blood vessels in arms?

Wow,: High blood pressure. Thrombocytosis at 18 years of age....As long as the everything is sterile and your skin was cleaned well too, there is very little risk for infections. ...Read more

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I got a tattoo with non-toxic ink from walmart, I am worried I may have lead poisoning now. Is it possible? How much lead may I have in me?

Possible: The non toxic ink may have lead in it, cannot rule it out until the ink is tested for lead. Or you can go to your primary care doctor and request a blood lead test. ...Read more

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Will I get blood poisoning from india ink I started bleeding and I was makings home made tattoo?

Will I get blood poisoning from india ink I started bleeding and I was makings home made tattoo?

Not smart: Infection is a real risk. If you have pain, bleeding, swelling, red lines radiating from tattoo area, see physician or go to er immediately. ...Read more

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What are some foods poisoning symptoms?

What are some foods poisoning symptoms?

Variable: Food poisoning may be due to chemicals, biological toxins, and live mico-organisms. The common symptoms are nausea, vomiting diarrhoea but there are many variations. See this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/understanding-food-poisoning-symptoms. ...Read more

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Dosage of atropine for op poisoning?

Dosage of atropine for op poisoning?

Not an issue for: Self treatment. Please consult your doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. If by op you mean opiate, Atropine is not a proper treatment. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of kidney poisoning?

What are symptoms of kidney poisoning?

It depends.: This depends on what you mean by poisoning. If you mean renal failure, this has symptoms like high BUN and creatinine (azotemia), hematuria, proteinuria, and dehydration or edema depending on the type of renal failure. If prerenal (beforethe kidney), bun/cr ratio is >20:1, renal <10-15:1, and postrenal has a high BUN of 150 if advanced. Causes like sle, strep., etc. Have unique signs (eg c3c). ...Read more