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Bad versus Good: We do not use words like bad or good in medicine in general. Is something 'healthy' or not is the real question. I would think that regrets are going to be higher is you get a tattoo when drunk than when you are sober. The only other health concern would be alcohol makes blood thinner and you may bleed or bruise easier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Either way is OK: Provided u don't develop infection. Take care ! ...Read more
I'm getting piercing tomorrow and usually when I get tattooed I tip the guy but what am I suppose to do when I get a piercing?
Tipping Etiquette: Sorry, but Health Tap is for medical - not etiquette questions. ...Read more
I get piercing headaches occasionally on one side of my head with exertion. It feels like someone is stabbing me. What causes this?
Usually: Usually change in blood flow to brain but see neurologist for complete answer. ...Read more
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Usually nothing: If Methotrexate (mtx) increases infection risk, it is minimal. Some published studies even show no increased risk. However, if mtx is taken for rheumatoid arthritis (ra), there is an increased infection risk due to the ra. If the RA is well controlled, some patients choose to skip mtx for a week while they get pierced (not usually necessary). Sterile piercing technique is far more important! ...Read more
Infection risk: Hi. Body piercing carries an infection risk, albeit generally low (assuming proper technique). If your diabetes is tightly controlled, your infection risk should be low. However, if your control is poor, 2 things: 1) infection risk is higher, and 2) risk of long term diabetic complications is higher. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but: It is ok to get a piecing during pregnancy as long as good sterile technique is used. Be prepared to have to remove them during labor as most hospitals require all metal be removed. Also belly buttons expand as the belly grows during pregnancy. Belly but ring sites can scar poorly due to the stretching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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