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If a tattoo is scabed over will it heal correctly?

If a tattoo is scabed over will it heal correctly?

Maybe: A scab is a response to inflammation and often occurs right after an injury to the skin - it may also be a sign of an infection to your tattoo. It should be checked if increased redness, drainage, pain - wash and cover with a dry dressing after drying. ...Read more

Tattoos (Definition)

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


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Will my tattoo heal while on steroids?

Will my tattoo heal while on steroids?

Yes: Steroids can slow the healing process and can make one more prone to infection, but you should still heal your wounds. ...Read more

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How do you heal a tattoo?

How do you heal a tattoo?

Tattoo wound care: Your tattoo artist may have printed instructions for you. But, keeping the tattoo clean and dry for the first few days is often wise. Then keeping the area clean as you normalize your activity. Some tattoo artists may recommend cream or gels to cover or protect the work while the skin heals from the trauma of having the tattoo placed on it. ...Read more

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Tattoo aftercare: How can I take care of my skin and help it to heal?

Tattoo aftercare: How can I take care of my skin and help it to heal?

Tattoo aftercare: Wash gently with a mild,unscented, antibacterial soap 2-3 times a day, and gently pat dry with a clean towel. Rub a thin layer of Aquaphor over the tattoo after washing. Repeat until completely healed, or the scabbing falls off. DO NOT pick at it. After it's healed, continue care by putting a gentle lotion on daily, like Cetaphil, to keep the skin healthy and the ink looking nice. ...Read more

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On my lower back I had a couple small breakouts a few months back. These breakouts have scabbed over and won't fully heal. They feel like callus?

On my lower back I had a couple small breakouts a few months back. These breakouts have scabbed over and won't  fully heal. They feel like callus?

Herpes???: dont shoot the messenger but you need to go to a dermatologist and get a viral culture performed on the open area. If this breakout becomes recurrent, the diagnosis is sealed. There are good antiviral medications that can be prescribed either episodically or prophylactically. ...Read more

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How many days does it take for a tattoo to heal? I got a hello kitty tattoo on m ankle 7 days ago. I follow the directions and everything.

How many days does it take for a tattoo to heal? I got a hello kitty tattoo on m ankle 7 days ago. I follow the directions and everything.

There's a few things: It takes proper care, and takes about 10 or so days. Keep covered with antibiotic cream and gauze. Don't apply alcohol or peroxide to the tattoo. Don't soak in a tub. Wash with mild soap and water. It will bleed for a while, so keep covered until this stops. Always use a lot of high value sunblock or the coolers will bleach out as well as the fine lines. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should I stop breastfeeding until my cracked, scabbed nipples heal?

Should I stop breastfeeding until my cracked, scabbed nipples heal?

No: I would try to increase the spacing between feeding somewhat, be sure the latch is good, and put something like lanolin on your breasts. ...Read more

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Got tattoo. Removed tattoo (laser). Tried to cover scar w/new tattoo. Removed coverup. Left with permanent scarring. Can my skin ever fully heal?

Got tattoo. Removed tattoo (laser). Tried to cover scar w/new tattoo. Removed coverup. Left with permanent scarring. Can my skin ever fully heal?

No, but...: Nobody has a perfect body, Ben. You had an adventure. You had the courage to make a statement, and even if things didn't turn out as you'd hoped, your life is richer. The key to looking and feeling good is fitness. How trim and muscular your are is entirely up to you. And you've got a story to share from a time when you were younger. Be good to yourself, and best wishes. ...Read more

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Despite Keratosis Pilaris (KP), I'm getting a tattoo. Once the tattoo heals, will exfoliation (loofah/body scrub/AmLactin lotion) harm the tattoo?

Despite Keratosis Pilaris (KP), I'm getting a tattoo. Once the tattoo heals, will exfoliation (loofah/body scrub/AmLactin lotion) harm the tattoo?

Unlikely: I'm a tattoo buff and have three of my own. Get it ONLY if it's something you've wanted for several years in exactly the form you're getting. Tattoos are in the dermis and keratosis pilaris is a curious epidermal illness. I hope that your choice of design is one that's deeply meaningful, and I admire your courage in asking. ...Read more

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Tell me about using ssd (silver sulfadiazine) with lidocaine cream to heal and help a tattoo?

Are you infected: Silver sulfadiazine is used for infected burns. If your tattoo is infected see your physician and get a prescription. Do not share creams with other people as it will increase your exposure to more infections. Tattoos cause hepatits and you may want to get screened for that virus. Using a local anesthetic is not a good idea since that will mask if the infection goes to cellulitis. ...Read more

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I have a few pimples that popped, and our scabed and healing . Is it ok to continue applying tretinoin, or will they not heal due to shedding ?

I have a few pimples that popped, and our scabed and healing . Is it ok to continue applying tretinoin, or will they not heal due to shedding ?

Heal: I strongly advise you to cleanse your healing areas with soap and clean water. Dry the area and allow them to heal before you start applying any ointments. ...Read more

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