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 I really need to know what's going on with the cut in my leg!?!?! PLS..?
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 Hurting Ankle?
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 I have a patch of numbness above my knee where I fell and hit it pretty hard. Is this normal?
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 My finger was bitten on saturday, what should I do?
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I just resently accidently stepped on a pencil. Will the lead be dangerous to me?
its in the middle of my foot and was bleeding a lot.

Make sure your tetanus shots are up to date. If it's a deep puncture wound you should get one if you haven't had one in the last 10 years, or else you can get tetanus or some other infection.

if it was actually lead, i think it might be, but pencils are actually graphite now, so you will be fine

Wash it well, and put on some antiseptic lotion. The pencil lead is not the dangerous kind.

Pencils are made of graphite instead of lead now and I don't think you have anything to worry about. I have a big piece of graphite in my hand. Its been there for eight years and I haven't had any problems with it. Its kind of cool I can still see it, I thought it would break down in my body.

the rock
depends how big the pencil was

There isn't lead in pencils anymore. I stepped on one and had to have it removed. It jammed 3 inches into my foot. No problem. My daughter jammed one in her chin and the tip was in there for over two years until it was removed by a plastic surgeon. Her doctor said it would work itself out eventually but never did. She was fine!

Reva P
It's graphite, not lead. But you should have someone look at it.

Pancils do not have actual lead "leads" anymore. The "lead" in them is made from graphite nowadays, which is not harmful to you.

The 'lead' is actually graphite. It will not hurt. the dirt and germs on it mat though.

Mr. G
No, pencils no longer have lead in them.

The "lead" is actually graphite...a form of carbon...the same carbon that you are made from...

I would be more concerned with infection if it was deep enough to bleed "a lot." Just make sure you treat the wound as you would any other wound.

You do not have to worry about lead poisoning.

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