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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?
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.
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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??
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?
I'm 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?
Mole: Any changing skin lesion should be evaluated by a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment if needed. Better to be safe as they say. ...Read more
Pencil lead tattoo: Yes you will have a permanent tattoo from a lead pencil. I received one in 9th grade and am over 50 and I still have the pencil lead tattoo. ...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?
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?
Picture: It would be helpful if you could show me a picture. ...Read more
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?
It looks like you had some type of trauma, which is very common in people.
Observe, if it grows fast, see a dentist immediately. Many times it disappears without treatment. If stays longer than a few months, it should be removed and biopsied. ...Read more
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
Round, hard skin tone growth on back. Not itchy. Size of a pencil eraser. Perfectly round. Been there 2 years. Concern?
Not likely: Most likely benign. A dermatologist can best answer your question after a look. ...Read more
Have a little black dot like a pencil dot on my face its not a black head nor spot it looks more like a freckle but its black?
Black freckle: If this is new probably worth getting checked by your doctor. ...Read more
On the top of my head about 2 fingers to the left of center I have a circle bump a little larger than a pencil eraser also I suffer from migraines
Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the head, neck, shoulders, and back. Please see doctor for proper diagnosis and a mental health pro such as a clinical psychologist to learn stress management for migraines. Peace and good health. ...Read more
My Son is experiencing a round rusty orange skin discoloration on his foot. The size of a pencil eraser. Just noticed, so it's probably new.?
Are all black moles cancerous? Smaller than the shape of a pencil eraser. Not bumpy, almost looks like a circle. On skin layer that isn't expose much
Not all, but some: Black moles are very worrisome for skin cancer, especially melanoma. It is hard to answer your question without an examination. It is concerning when moles change - change in size, color, become irregularly shaped, itch, bleed. Most moles are relatively easy to remove and test. Please see your primary doctor or a surgeon to see if this needs to be removed and tested. ...Read more
Can skin tag grow to 2" in diameter? I have a growth on scalp. Flesh color, pencil size stem, looks a lot like raw hamburger, had for years. : (
Have it looked at: Yes, it is possible, but you should have it assessed by a md. It could also be a tumor. ...Read more
From 6 months I have a painless hard bump in skin of my upper eyelid. I think it happened when I was applying eyeliner with hard tip pencil. What's it
Which drug likely to cause skin eruption (3bumps on leg size of pencil eraser) uribel (taking as needed and 150mg Neurontin (gabapentin) 1x day for 9 months now?
Uribel & Gabapentin: Gabapentin would be more of the culprit than uribel though skin reactions are still much less common in general with gabapentin. Your skin eruptions are so very localized. I would expect to gabapentin to have caused a more diffuse skin reaction. Skin biopsy will give you more clarity. I would be surprised if your biopsy shows a direct link to gabapentin since you've been on it for 9 months. ...Read more
Pencil eraser sized mole near my neck sometimes hurts when I rub it after it's been irritated by clothes. Skin around it is also red when it's irritated. This has been happening for quite some time. But maybe it's time to start worrying???
Mole: Instead of worrying, see a dermatologist. The lesion may be a wart or a melanocytic nevus, but there is no way of knowing without seeing a specialist. ...Read more
Hard knot under skin of perineum feels like its in the tissue what's causing it I have pencil type bowel movements worried about buldge?
My Son is experiencing lump on top of his head under the scalp. It is skin color, pencil eraser in size, tender if touched harder than a pimple?
Not to worry: This lump is too small to worry unless it grows in size over the next several months. More than likely it is a benign knot due to either acne (pimple) or a lipoma which can get tender if you keep mashing it frequently. I would advise you to check it but not more than once monthly and note down the size. Unless it grows in size, there is nothing further to be done ...Read more
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