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is it safe to get a tattoo if you have an ear infection

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
No: Wait until the infection is resolved.

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A member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Tattoo: Where are you getting the tattoo placed? What part of the ear is infected? If there's a chance that there are bacteria from the infection in the blood ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Probably: It should not have any specific effect on tattooing.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes, this should be ok to get a tattoo after completed course.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: As long as you're not piercing an active infection. Practice good hygiene before, during, and after the piercing is important.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amar Ashraf
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Very low risk: Staph infection of nose likely due to colonization of staph bacteria in skin, so there is a chance tattoo procedure can cause exposure of the bacteria ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Leng
15 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: But you should try to quit smoking in general to preserve your long-term health. Smoking has been associated with age-related macular degeneration, a ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Zimmerman
18 years experience Dermatology
No: I would not recommend any piercing of the skin surface in a patient with hemophilia.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. RADHA SYED
51 years experience Gynecology
Hepatitis and tattoo: Hepatitis can be transmitted via non sterilized needles.A reputed tattoo place wold use sterilized needles.However, if your own infection status if kn ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
No !!: If you are experiencing infection with staphylococci you should not be penetrating the skin and placing foreign bodies in yourself because of the high ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Bondar
22 years experience Internal Medicine
It's not contagious : Yes, it's ok
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Not likely: Rain drops don't have pathogens in them.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Rare: If done correctly, infection is rare. The ears have a good blood supply and can heal well. Bad technique, dirty instruments and inexperienced operator ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Giddings
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Neti pot would not be contraindicated during ear infection.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Otitis media: Perforation of the tympanic membrane (eardrum) can occur with middle ear infection. This is not uncommon, and once the infection has been treated the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
???Not really: As you are the one with the history of mrsa, so getting a tattoo should be fine. No one should get a tattoo after you with the same needle! if done ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kline
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Getting a tattoo gives you some risk of developing hepatitis which may be in a short course or after significant time has passed. Much less likely if ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Berman
38 years experience Dentistry
Yes: It is safe, but make sure to tell them of your problem and any medications you are taking.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pain/hearing loss: If your question is in regards to an infection of your middle ear, the symptoms of an acute infection is pain combined with hearing loss. If you get a ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It can still happen: New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
Not at outbreak: You should not have the piercing place during an outbreak of lip (cold) sores due to infectious nature. Harmful to person placing the devise. However ... Read More
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