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Hi I had accidentally stabbed with pencil on my finger around 3 or 4 weeks back and now I see that it is swollen and red. I am really worried.

Hi I had accidentally stabbed with pencil on my finger around 3 or 4 weeks back and now I see that it is swollen and red. I am really worried.

Finger space infecti: If this infection spreads inside the finger, you will have excruciating pain. Joint spaces are tight and any pus collection will be simple torture. See a doctor ASAP please. You will Abx and maybe need the pus taken out if any in the finger. Good Luck ...Read more

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I was stabbed with a pencil when I was a child, and the black dot in my skin hasn't gone away?

I was stabbed with a pencil when I was a child, and the black dot in my skin hasn't gone away?

Traumatic tattoo: The carbon graphite in the pencil has left behind a traumatic tattoo. It can lighten or fade with time but may leave behind a permanent tattoo. It can be removed surgically or with a laser. ...Read more

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Can you get lead poisoning by getting stabbed with a pencil?

No: There is not enough lead in a pencil point to cause poisoning. ...Read more

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Stabbed with a pencil, yellow bubble formed, should I be concerned?

Stabbed with a pencil, yellow bubble formed, should I be concerned?

When was your: Last tetanus shot? If it has been more than 10 years or you don't know - get another tetanus shot. Has any pencil lead broken off into your skin that needs to be removed? For signs of infection - redness, swelling, ^'ed pain, purulent drainage, heat, red streaks or fever - seek medical care asap. Take care. ...Read more

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I got stabbed with a pencil on my hand and now there is a big grey mark there. Should I be concerned?

I got stabbed with a pencil on my hand and now there is a big grey mark there. Should I be concerned?

Only if inflamed: Watch for signs of inflammation or infection: swelling, redness, warming and pain around the spot. Otherwise, it is likely that the grey skin discoloration will linger for a while until the graphite is cleared by your foreign-body fighting cells (macrophages) ...Read more

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If you stab yourself with a pencil will you get lead poisoning?

No: No, mostly because the 'lead' in a pencil is not the metal, but graphite, which may leave a stain but does not poison. ...Read more

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My daughter stabbed herself with a pencil there is a black mark under her skin but no piece of lead, should I be worried?

My daughter stabbed herself with a pencil there is a black mark under her skin but no piece of lead, should I be worried?

Modern pencils: are made of a graphite material, and no longer contain lead. The biggest risk, albeit minimal, of this type of injury is infection. Local wound care should suffice for treatment. ...Read more

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How can I heal this wound from a pencil stab?

How can I heal this wound from a pencil stab?

When was your: Last tetanus shot? If it has been more than 10 years or you don't know - get another tetanus shot. Has any pencil lead broken off into your skin that needs to be removed? The area needs to be well cleaned. It can be covered with a clean bandage. For signs of infection - redness, swelling, ^'ed pain, purulent drainage, heat, red streaks or fever - seek medical care asap. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I treat this wound from a pencil stab?

How can I treat this wound from a pencil stab?

See your doctor: Although pencils no longer have lead in them, a pencil wound can cause an infection and should be seen and treated by a doctor. You also need a tetanus booster if you haven't had one in the past 5 years. ...Read more

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How can I treat a pencil stab wound?

How can I treat a pencil stab wound?

When was your: Last tetanus shot? If it has been more than 10 years or you don't know - get another tetanus shot. Has any pencil lead broken off into your skin that needs to be removed? The area needs to be well cleaned. It can be covered with a clean bandage. For signs of infection - redness, swelling, ^'ed pain, purulent drainage, heat, red streaks or fever - seek medical care asap. Take care. ...Read more

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Stabbed leg with a lead pencil trying to catch it in between my legs. It hurts to walk but I don't see/recall lead going in. If there is lead, am I ok?

Stabbed leg with a lead pencil trying to catch it in between my legs. It hurts to walk but I don't see/recall lead going in. If there is lead, am I ok?

No lead in pencils: There is graphite which is carbon. If there is lead, it is minuscule and you can call the manufacturer or poison control in your area. The point may be your skin and hurt and your doc can get it out under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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I am eating slate pencil. Do it really ruin health?

Please get help: If you simply chew pencils and pens, I have always done the same thing and apart from one broken tooth am none the worse for it. If you are swallowing, and this is compulsive, then please get with someone who can help you modify / eliminate this behavior, and read online about "pica". I also trust you are not iron deficient. Your physician can be your guide. ...Read more

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Is the graphite in pencils hazardous to your health?

Is the graphite in pencils hazardous to your health?

Not really.: Graphite is an intert and nontoxic material which will not harm your health. However, it can cause permanent pigmentation if left in place in a wound. Most commonly, a pencil tip in the skin won't cause any toxic problems, but if not removed and the wound properly cared for, dark "tattooing" pigmentation may remain permanently. ...Read more

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Are any pencils or art pencils made with lead nowadays?

Not modern ones: Modern pencils do not contain lead as the "lead" of the pencil is actually a mix of finely ground graphite and clay powders. Pencil cores can also be made of charcoal. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have puncture wounds from pencils?

What should I do if I have puncture wounds from pencils?

Simple or complex?: By this I mean, is it a simple puncture wound or is it complicated by irregular edges with possible devitilized tissue with retained foreign body? In the former wound cleansing is probably sufficient whereas the latter requires debridement with wound exploration and surgical cleansing. ...Read more

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I have a graphite mark in my hard from a pencil. Will that eventually go away or do I have it permanently?

I have a graphite mark in my hard from a pencil. Will that eventually go away or do I have it permanently?

Maybe permanent: This is how tattoos work: certain pigments remain in the skin indefinitely, and graphite may leave a permanent mark. If it is prominent and bothers you, and doesn't fade on its own after a few months, a dermatologist might be able to remove it. ...Read more

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What is a pencil cell?

What is a pencil cell?

Deformed red cell: Pencil cells are red blood cells that are deformed so that they are cylindrical, about 3 times as long as they are wide. They are usually seen in people who are iron deficient. ...Read more

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Is pencil lead poisonous if consumed?

Is pencil lead poisonous if consumed?

No: The graphite pencil which is also known as the lead pencil. The 'lead' is a misnomer in a sense leading to confusion with lead of lead poisoning. The content of the black writing portion of a lead pencil is a mixture of high-grade charcoal and clay. All the same, consumption of the pencil is not advised. ...Read more

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What to do if I poked through my skin with pencil?

What to do if I poked through my skin with pencil?

Clean the: Puncture wound with warm water and soap. Clean out any graphite so it does not discolor your skin. You can apply a thin ribbon of antibiotic ointment and cover with a bandaid. Have you had a tetanus shot in the last 10 years? ...Read more

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What hapens when I eat loads of mechanical pencil leads?

What hapens when I eat loads of mechanical pencil leads?

Non-toxic but test 4: Fortunately, pencil lead doesn't contain lead, a highly toxic substance, but is made of graphites, a form of carbon that is generally non-toxic. The big question is why are you doing this? Eating undigestible things like graphites is called pica ; is often a sign of lead or zinc deficiency, but can also be related to emotional problems.
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http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001538.Htm. ...Read more

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Is it bad if pencil graphite goes into my skin? How do I get it out?

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

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I have small round indentation size or a pencil erasor on my forhead?

I have small round indentation size or a pencil erasor on my forhead?

Dent on forehead.: I have small round indentation size or a pencil erasor on my forhead? ANS: great time for a live video consult so I can look at it and give better idea. ...Read more

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Sir I am eating pencil leads! How can I have to stop eating like those leads? And it will harm to my body?

PIca: ...is characterized by an appetite for substances that are largely non-nutritive, such as paper, clay, metal, chalk, soil, glass, sand, or in your case pencil leads. Because pica can occur in people who have lower than normal nutrient levels & malnutrition, your doctor may want to test blood levels of iron & zinc. Also seen with autism, schizophrenia, & disorders such as Kleine-Levin syndrome. ...Read more