Pencil lead (graphite) can cause a puncture wound. Pencil
lead is not lead but graphite (carbon), which is less worrisome. It is not
necessary to check blood levels for lead or worry about lead toxicity or
poisoning if pencil lead has caused a puncture wound.
that is in a fleshy area, such as the buttocks, may be left in place. Pencil
lead in the hand may need to be removed by a health professional. Evaluation by
a health professional is recommended anytime there is an object in a wound.
Sprains affect your joints. Strains affect your muscles. Both usually occur after a fall or sudden movement that violently pulls or twists a part of your body. Chronic overuse of muscles or joints can also cause strains and sprains.
Symptoms of a sprain:
Pain in the affected joint
Rapid swelling of a joint, often accompanied by bruising
Stiffness and difficulty moving a joint
Increase in skin temperature near the swelling, and redness of the skin
Symptoms of a