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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
You can.: Graphite is not necessarily dangerous.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have been getting a sting on my skin the a small pencil eraser bump appears with a red dot in the middle. Few minutes later the red dot goes away leaving the redness. They come one at a time but I get up to 50 a day.they eventually fade. Any idea?
Rash: You probably have urticariaGet a more detailed answer ›
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
Sometimes I get red splotches on my legs that look like a pool of blood is underneath my skin- they're about size of pencil erasers..what is this??
This may be a form: of pigmentary purpura. But there are other causes of vascular trauma. I would see dermatologsit to get correct diagnosis and treatment options. The fact that it comes and goes means you need to see someone when rash is present. Hope that helps ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a bump on my index finger. It is where my pencil rests when I write. The skin is hard. How may i be able to get rid of this?
Im a 33 yr female just noticed a new "mole" side of body by breast. Small (tip of pencil) dark, looks like in skin (not freckle). Get it checked?
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?
About a month ago I had noticed two little brown spots about half the size of a pencil eraser but is flat like my normal skin is, opinions?
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?
Are melanomas usually a reddish pink irregular looking patch on skin? about the size of a pencil eraser?
Yes it can be: Most melanomas are mixtures of brown/black or tan color. Reddish pink would be uncommon. but watch for changes such as further enlargement in size or changes in color. If it gets bigger, get it removed. You could watch it for a few months and decide if it needs to be checked by your doctor in order to be certain. ...Read more
Light brown flat spot on right side of head near hairline not perfectly round but kinda symetrical about the size of a pencil eraserwhat could it be?
Nevus?: sounds llike a brown nevus, or what people call a "birthmark". It sounds like it is flat, small and does not have discoloration or different colors or dark colors in it. These are all good characteristics and you should not worry about this lesion too much. However if it grows over time, if color changes, if it becomes raised, then consult physician. ...Read more
13yr/ son stepped on a colour pencil 2 days ago.made a 5mm hole punctured through to inner skin layer. tried to rinse out the debris but still oozing the colour from the pencil/ also cm wide discolouration around puncture. pain is reasonable?
May be infected: Puncture wounds in the foot are troublesome. The source can carry in germs including tetanus and I have seen these require surgical drainage. With the discoloration around the entry wound it is probably infected and a good exam & tests are likely the only way to be sure it can heal. ...Read more
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