A year ago, my 2 1/2 year old stuck a pencil tip in her chin. The wound bled a little, so we did not see anything in it. When it healed, we noticed that a tiny piece of lead must be in there, as it looks like a black freckle under her skin. The skin is smooth, just discolored. Should I try to get it out? We were hoping it would "grow" out, but so far it has not. What should I do about it?
What you're describing is called a traumatic tattoo. There's really not much you can do about it. If it bothers her later in life, she can try lasering it off. Meantime, I'd consider it a beauty mark and ignore it.
I did the same thing right above my knee when I was about two. I am 20 now and still have that same pencil mark. The doctor is right it is just like a tattoo. I wouldn't worry to much about it. Like Doc said if it's really a concern you can have it lasered off.
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