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Ink Poisoning Tattoo
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
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
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
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
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
No.: No, you cannot.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ink poisening: I have never seen a case of 'ink poisoning'. ...Read more
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
No likely: Pens are safe and would not be around if they made people sick from writing on themselves. Write on paper. ...Read more
No: Just don't draw over broken or damaged skin. ...Read more
I've been writing on my hand with pens, and it started to stain the skin an not washing off. Is this ink poisoning, or is it normal?
It is not poisoning but is not a good habit. If you need a visible reminder of a task, write it on a tape, like scotch tape and paste it on your sleeve.
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Stabbed my finger with pen (not a fountain pen) and it drew blood. I think the ink is part india ink but not sure what else. Will I get ink poisoning?
I coloured my entire hand in different coloured highlighters. Could I get ink poisoning? Some parts of my hands are dry and cracked too
Probably not in U.S.: Most pen ink in the US is called non-toxic, because it is well known that kids put pens in their mouths, or draw on themselves. However, to be safe, one should buy US pens marked non-toxic, or check the manufacturer's website... especially before doing body art with them. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will i get ink poisoning or heart infection from getting a tattoo on top of blood vessels in arms?
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?
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
Infections.: Tattoing can lead to infections with organisms like clostridium tetani, streptococcus pyogenes, staphylococcus aureus pseudomonas aeruginosa, haemophilus ducreyi, treponema pallidum & mycobacterium leprae. It can cause illnesses like sepsis, impetigo, tetanus & erysipelas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more
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