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Doctor insights on: Polynesian Tattoos

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Do tattoos cause ink poisoning?

Do tattoos cause ink poisoning?

It is possible: Writing ink is composed of a combination of dyes pigments solvents and water according to medline plus. These ingredients individually and together are nonpoisonous and treatment generally is not needed if less than an ounce is consumed. Tattoo ink is not regulated by the food and drug administration and therefore could contain any number of ingredients that cause poisoning especiallyhome made. ...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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Is india ink safe to use for fake tattoo?

Is india ink safe to use for fake tattoo?

Yes with cautions: India ink is generally safe but there have been situations where contact dermatitis, allergic reactions and staining of the skin have occurred. In general there are no specific health issues with applying india ink to the skin but the above can and do occur. ...Read more

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What are radiotherapy tattoos?

What are radiotherapy tattoos?

Allows precision: Very small tattoo markings (size of a freckle or head of a pin) are used in radiation therapy to allow the radiation therapist to precisely aim the high-tech equipment at the area needing treatment. These tiny dots are crucial for accurate targeting of the tumor area. A tattoo is better than a magic marker dot because it won't wash off when you take a shower or go swimming. ...Read more

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What kinds of alcoholic drinks are safe for people with celiac disease? Potato vodka? Gin? Tequila? Wine? Rum? Rice wine?

Many options...: All the things you listed are viable options. Regular wines produced from grapes are allowed. I have seen gluten free beer, but i don't know how palatable it is. See this website for an extensive list.http://www.celiac.com/articles/222/1/gluten-free-alcoholic-beverages/page1.html. ...Read more

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Is black tattoo ink hypoallergenic? Are allergic rxns to this rare for those with history of allergies? (AR, chronic urticaria....)

Is black tattoo ink hypoallergenic? Are allergic rxns to this rare for those with history of allergies? (AR, chronic urticaria....)

Tattoo inks are safe: But some people still react to them. "hypoallergenic" isn't a guarantee against allergy. Anyone can have an allergic reaction to nearly any substance, even after years of exposure. In general, tattoo ink allergic reactions are fairly rare. Only use a reputable artist. If you're concerned, ask for a test spot in an inconspicuous area 1-2 weeks before a full tattoo as a precautionary measure. ...Read more

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Can people with von willebrand disease get tattoos done?

It is possible, but: Depending on the severity of your disease, it is possible, but only in consultation with your hematologist. The severity of VWD is quite variable from patient to patient. If you really wanted to get a tattoo, you could pre-treat yourself with the appropriate medicine as if you were having an elective surgery, but you would have to pay for it out of pocket (i doubt insurance would cover it). ...Read more

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What are the laws concerning tattooing and hepatitis c?

Regardless..: Have the inker show you the unopened plastic capsules that contain the ink, and the needle in the paper wrap in which it was autoclaved. Friends have told me what sound like good rules for tattoos -- none before you are 30, and only the tattoo that you have wanted for five years. Fraternity / sorority tattoos work best on the inner ankles; conspicuous tattoos may affect your getting a job. ...Read more

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Asian skin lighteners, could I get mercury poisoning?

Asian skin lighteners, could I get mercury poisoning?

Yes: Lighteners containing mercury are banned in the US, but some lighteners manufactured in Asia and other foreign countries do contain mercury. If the concentration is high enough and it is applied often, mercury poisoning is a real possibility. Avoid any topical product that contains mercury. ...Read more

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Are tattoos safe for your skin?

Basically yes: Be sure the operator uses scientific, clean technique that won't result in infection. A few folks are allergic, usually to the red dye which may contain nickel. A few diseases, famously sarcoidosis, recur locally in tattoos. Especially, don't get a tattoo unless you REALLY want it and have wanted it for a long time exactly as you plan to get it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What nutritional deficiencies do people with shellfish allergies face?

What nutritional deficiencies do people with shellfish allergies face?

None: All of what is supplied by shellfish can be substituted by other foods, and can survive without ...Read more

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What are the laws with tattooing and hepatitis c? Are there any laws?

What are the laws with tattooing and hepatitis c? Are there any laws?

Tatoos: There are at least 3 forms of viral hepatitis, a, b, and c. Vaccines are available for a and b. All can be transmitted by dirty needles, and some by food and sexual exposure. Tatoo parlours use needles to inject the dye into the skin, to make the tatoo, and so brand new sterile needles must be used on every client, and proper sterilization must be used in the facility to prevenf spread of disease. ...Read more

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Are port wine stains inherited?

Are port wine stains inherited?

PORT WINE STAINS: Port wine stains may be inherited but you can get these without any inheretence and these may appear even if there is no family history. ...Read more

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Are tattoos safe to get with raynaud's syndrome?

Are tattoos safe to get with raynaud's syndrome?

On unaffected areas: Tattoos always have some risks and dangers. In patients with raynaud's phenomenon, there are repeated episodes of inadequate blood flow to the hands and feet, plus some other areas. Any injury to affected areas may take longer to heal, may be at higher risk for infection, and can have a harder time clearing any infection. It seems wise not to tattoo any areas affected by raynaud's phenomenon. ...Read more

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Could people with von willebrand disease or hemophilia get tattoos?

Could people with von willebrand disease or hemophilia get tattoos?

Yes: Like everything else involving body art, it's at your own risk. Your physician might be your best guide here. If you take a factor before other procedures, this would perhaps be a good time. Start with something small. I like well-chosen body art and if this is something you've really wanted for some time, i hope you're able to get it. ...Read more

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Sir,in india people use Asafoetida in curries mostly. Any health benefits or harms by using Asafoetida??

Sir,in india people use Asafoetida in curries mostly. Any health benefits or harms by using Asafoetida??

Limited evidence: It's used for many respiratory and gastrointestinal issues though it presently isn't clear how effective it may be if at all. One thing to be aware of is that it does contain low amounts of coumarins which serve to thin your blood. So if you bleed easily you may consider avoiding this particularly in large amounts. ...Read more

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I'm wondering are facial birthmarks unattractive?

I'm wondering are facial birthmarks unattractive?

Depends: Depends on the birthmark and how you perceive it. For example, Elizabeth Taylor had a mole - a facial birthmark- ... ...Read more

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Are there racial disparities in regards to hepatitis C infection?

Are there racial disparities in regards to hepatitis C infection?

NO: Hepatitis b is a dna virus which will infect its host regardless of race. However, this virus is passed through blood and vaginal or seminal fluids, which has resulted in increased frequency of infection within drug seeking populations or populations engaging in unprotected sex. Please see your physician if you suspect infection. ...Read more

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