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Remove Blotchy Red Tattoo
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
Swollen inner thigh, not lymph node, with red blotch, no itch or pain, 2 inches down from a 2 day old tattoo. What could have caused it?
I have small tattoo on my left rib cage from 2 years ago. It's raised, scarring, bumpy, and red. I have very sensitive skin - should it be removed?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. You should see a doctor for an evaluation. Chronic infections are known to have occurred from tattoos. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Had gallbladder removed 2wks ago & woke up today with several red itchy blotchy patches on hands, feet, legs? I'm off all medication, any thoughts?
I have been experiencing swelling of lower ext. along with blotchy redness of the skin that's warm to the touch.
Face is red and blotchy after a warm shower, what can I do to help the redness go away? Take an antihistamine? No i don't have rosacea
Flushing of face: Common problem and related to (1) rapid dilation of superficial blood vessels called capillaries that increase in diameter and blood flow in response to heat. With dilation, the body cools down by running more blood through the surface of the skin and it transfers heat away from the body (2) release of chemicals in mast cells that an antihistamine could block if you take it regularly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got tattooed about 2 weeks ago and on an isolated spot of the tattoo there is redness, swelling and irritation. Tips for relief?
Ice: You may have an infection as well. In which case it should be seen by a doctor for possible oral antibiotics. ...Read more
Hi...I've recently had Cellulitis due to a reaction/infection from a tattoo. I'm healed now, but, left with redness around the tattoo. What could I do?
Be patient.: Infections like this can be followed by some residual redness and even what we call post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation. These issues can take a few weeks to clear. Be patient, and see if it continues to clear on its own. The important part is that the infection is adequately treated primarily. ...Read more
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