A 22-year-old female asked:
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i asked here if i can get tattoo when i take prednisone+plaquinil+methotrexate. 3 doctors here said yes,my doc said no.why the difference in opinion?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
I would "guess": that you are taking medication which reduces your body's ability to fight INFECTION and Tattoo creation increases the RISK of infection! BTW I AGREE WITH YOUR DOCTOR! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z
Answered on Jun 3, 2019
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