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Get A Tattoo Psoriasis
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more
I've had a tattoo for over a month now and my psoriasis has bursted out on it. Is there anyway i can get my tattoo to look smooth instead of dry/bumpy?
Dermatology: Please go see a dermatologist for evaluation of your psoriasis. He/she may consider some potent steroid or other treatment for your psoriasis. He/she may treat your tattoo appearance with laser and may even be able to erase it. Then, you may have to get your tattoo over again. ...Read more
If i get psoriasis on a tattoo will steroid creams and the psoriasis itself mess up the tattoo permanently?
Yes: But as you know, damage to the epidermis can trigger psoriatic reactions in those locations. Your dermatologist might better be able to answer this but it should be okay for you to do it although there are alternative reasons not to do this, just one of which is the psoriasis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I put clobetasol.05% on a new tattoo (that has a minor psoriasis inflammation under it)? Or will it bleach the tattoo?
Inherited: Psoriasis is generally inherited, though there are also many sporatic cases. It is an immunological condition that causes skin to be thickened and inflamed. It is not curable. Treatment is generally to contain the disease. If localized, it is generally controlled by topical steroid and vitamin d derivative creams. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bad idea IMHO: If this is really psoriasis, any irritation is likely to make it worse. I understand that you'd like to be as attractive as possible, but natural hair is definitely nicer than inflamed scaly skin! Let it be. Until the rash is totally clear for some time, I'd allow the hair to stay. A Rx may help clear the outbreak - see a Dr for best treatment planning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies on severity: Small patches may respond well to various potencies of steroid cream, vit.D-like drugs, or vit a-derived meds. Larger areas of involvement may require immunosuppressant therapy like Methotrexate or new immune-modulator drugs like infliximab, etanercept, etc. The latter drugs have many side effects and precautions; so you should be under the care of a specialist in those. ...Read more
Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more