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Doctor insights on: Risk Of Getting Tattoo While On Steroids

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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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If i get psoriasis on a tattoo will steroid creams and the psoriasis itself mess up the tattoo permanently?

If i get psoriasis on a tattoo will steroid creams and the psoriasis itself mess up the tattoo permanently?

Usually not: I would not expect the psoriasis or treatment of it with creams to affect your tattoo. In fact, it might be best to treat the psoriasis aggressively so that it it doesn't become as inflamed and mess up your tattoo because of that. ...Read more

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I have eczma & have used Triamincinolone steroid cream chronically for years. Is it safe to get a tattoo or will the chronic use cause infection ?

No tattoo: Stay away from tattoo!. You already have skin disease and you do not want to add to it. Tattooing is a form of self-mutilation and broadcasts bad judgment of the person with the tattoo. ...Read more

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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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Can an epilectic get a tattoo?

Can an epilectic get a tattoo?

Probably: As a plastic surgeon, I'm against tattoos in general but if you really must have one, I would make sure that you're antiseizure medication is on board, If anything like skin irritation has ever precipitated the seizure before. It might be sporting to mention your history to the tattoo artist although I doubt anything is likely to happen ...Read more

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How to not get a bloated on steroids?

Not take: No a take, no''a bloated''. Consult your doc yesterday. Why play with hormonal fire? You will get a nasty, ugly burn. You do care? Good goin, champ. ...Read more

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What is actually happening when you get a tattoo?

Tattooing: It involves placing pigment into the dermis layer of the skin, where granulation tissue forms due to activation of immune system in skin, which then converts to connective tissue by collagen growth, hence the tattoo stays visible. ...Read more

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Can a hemophiliac get a tattoo?

Yes: However, with bleeding tendency, you must be cautious. Further, since you already have a blood disorder, the infectious risks from getting a tattoo will mean you have to be even more cautious and concerned. New needles, new inks, and sterile areas are a must. ...Read more

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Can i get a tattoo while having chemo?

Can i get a tattoo while having chemo?

Depends: Most professionally-done tattoos are safe these days in terms of transmission of infectious agents like hepatitis. Since tattooing involves breaking the skin barrier, it poses some risk of bacterial infection. The risk is higher during periods of active chemo which lowers the immune system/slows down healing. There are however people on active chemo and yet have had tattoos done without problems. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more