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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 used a magic eraser on inside of arm to remove a fake tattoo arm where used is red and blistered..

I used a magic eraser on inside of arm to remove a fake tattoo arm where used is red and blistered..

Abrasion: You rubbed off the surface of the skin and you are surprised that the skin is injured? Wash it gently, apply vaseline or Aquaphor, give it a couple of weeks to scab and heal. Avoid bacitracin, neosporin, peroxide, iodine, etc. ...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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Is some swelling or redness common a few days after getting a tattoo?

Is some swelling or redness common a few days after getting a tattoo?

Yes: Mild swelling or pinkness can occur right after getting a tattoo, Significant swelling, heat, pus, streaking or fever - would all be signs that this is not normal. ...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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I am experiencing skin redness or irritation (worsened by: after exposure to the sun) .on chest, neck, and face. randomly. it just turns blotchy ?

I am experiencing  skin redness or irritation (worsened by: after exposure to the sun) .on chest, neck, and face. randomly. it just turns blotchy ?

There are many: potential causes for the skin signs you are experiencing. Unfortunately it is nearly impossible to suggest a diagnosis without being able to see the skin. Make an appointment with a health care provider (preferably a dermatologist) for accurate evaluation and management. ...Read more

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I am allergic to all metals but titanium. It causes a skin reaction of redness and swelling. I was debating getting a tattoo. Can I with this allergy?

Would not advise it: it may be wise you're not to do the tattoo. If you wish to pursue your choice you need to see a dermatologist who can skin test you to see exactly what metals you may be allergic to. A lot of people are allergic to nickel, but a dermatologist can clarify this. ...Read more

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I used nair Has been 3hours stings burns and is red blotchy rash breaking out I used ice did not help hoe can I relieve the pain and redness???

I used nair Has been 3hours 
stings burns and is red blotchy rash breaking out I  used ice did not help hoe can I relieve the pain and redness???

Reaction: This appears to be both a primary irritation as well as a possible allergic reaction to the NAIR. Take an antihistamine like benadryl(causes drowsiness) or Claritin; apply a cortisone type cream also. If severe redness spreads, or fever develops, have your physician examine and treat you. ...Read more

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What causes server swelling in left foot and ankle with pain and blotchy redness in foot, ankle area up to 4 or 5 inches or more up your leg twice now?

May not be related.: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), circulatory, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more