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How can you remove blotchy, red bumps from a fresh tattoo?

How can you remove blotchy, red bumps from a fresh tattoo?

Steroids: This is may be a minor infection which may require antibiotics or an allergic reaction which may respond to topical or systemic steroids, if it persists the areas can be treated with a fractionated erbium laser to remove the problem ink. ...Read more

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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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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?

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?

Many possibilities: If it's warm to touch and the redness is spreading it's possible it could be cellulitis (a skin infection). If this doesn't improve, and certainly if it worsens, you should have this examined by a physician. If it is cellulitis, you will need to have antibiotics Rx. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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 more

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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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Is redness and swelling normal 1 day after laser tattoo removal?

Is redness and swelling normal 1 day after laser tattoo removal?

Yes: These are normal after that procedure. (red streaks, heat, pain, purulent discharge are not normal.). ...Read more

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