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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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Do anesthetics keep you from feeling all pain?

Do anesthetics keep you from feeling all pain?

Not necessarily: The components of "anesthesia"generally include analgesia (pain relief), diminished awareness, lack of movement (to allow surgery to go forward safely) and sometimes, but not always, sleep.

An anesthetic that is delivered to you more locally (topical, peripheral, spinal, epidural) will create a "pain-free" zone in a limited location only. So, not "all pain! ". ...Read more

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How is xenon an anesthetic if it's an inert inert gaswith no function?

Effect on cells: Xenon gas inhibits the plasma membrane ca pump, an effect similar to other inhaled anesthetic gases. It is an inert gas in the sense that it doesn't form covalent bonds with other elements, but this doesn't have anything to do with its anesthetic effect. Unfortunately, it's rare and expensive, which is why it's not in common use for anesthesia. ...Read more

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How to care for first tattoo?

How to care for first tattoo?

Basic wound care: Keep it clean
gentle wash warm water only
no scrubbing
use moisturizer like aquaphor or cetaphil a few times a day
keep it out of hot tube
keep out of the sun
if puss comes out or it gets hot red and painful go to your doctor it could be infected ...Read more

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What are common dental anesthetics?

What are common dental anesthetics?

Several choices: We have quite a few in our arsenal. Just to name a few....Lidocaine, prilocaine, marcaine, articaine, and several more. They all have slightly different properties in duration and their ability to get you numb. Some also have Epinephrine while others don't. ...Read more

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What sort of anesthetic is nupercainal?

What sort of anesthetic is nupercainal?

Local anesthetic: Nupercainal is a cream or ointment that contains the local anesthetic dibucaine. It can be applied directly to a small cut or scrape, a minor burn, or to an insect bite, poison ivy blisters, etc. To provide topical pain relief. It will not provide relief for severe pain. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of getting a tattoo?

What are the consequences of getting a tattoo?

Regret: Future regret is the number one consequence of getting a tattoo. The cost of removing and the complications associated with removal are another. Contracting an infectious disease such as hepatitis c is a real concern, especially when obtained at an unregulated facility. ...Read more

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I want a tattoo but am on elquis is it ok to have one?

No: Tattoo is a form of self-mutilation and one should not get one, certainly not if you are on blood thinners.
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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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. ...Read more

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Are there other non nauseating anesthetics like propofol?

Are there other non nauseating anesthetics like propofol?

Not all anesthesia: Agents cause nausea. Nausea is associated with anesthesia agents and also specific surgeries that increase the risk of nausea (ponv), like breast, pelvic, eye and ear surgeries. Also increasing the risk of nausea in patient risk factors like history of vertigo or motion sickness. Another factor is pain drugs like narcotics used for postoperative pain. Propofol was used to treat nausea in cancer pat. ...Read more

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Can tattoos cause keloids?

Yes: Keloids are caused by skin injury in susceptible people. While piercing is one of the most common causes, tattoos (due the injury caused by the needle) are also common. In addition, some people can have excessive reactions to certain tattoo pigments which can lead to scarring. ...Read more

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How much is tattoo removal?

It varies: To get rid of tattoos without causing scars, you need a q-switched laser. Depending on the colors of the ink, you may need up to 3 different q-switched lasers. Darker color inks are easier, lighter skin tolerates the procedure better, filled in patterns are tough. 10-12 treatments, maybe more. Each treatment, if they can be done in less than 15 min should cost about $100-$300 dollars in my area. ...Read more

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How to cure irritated tattoo?

How to cure irritated tattoo?

Allergy infection??: If you are allergic the tattoo will likely itch and become swollen possible develop a redish look around the edges. If its infected it is hot tender may itch has ooze maybe puss. IF you are allergic you can't have a laser tattoo removal the allergy could become profound. Check this tattoo for infection see your doctor an ER or another medical professional to make sure its not infected
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How can I get a tattoo removed?

TATTOO REMOVAL: Many dermatologists can remove tattoos. Depends on where and how large. Lasers often work. ...Read more

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Can keloid people have tattoos?

Can keloid people have tattoos?

With a risk: Any skin trauma can cause keloids. Even tattoos. Keloids are more common on upper chest, back, shoulders and ears. ...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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What is proper tattoo aftercare?

It varies: The fact that different operators give widely different advice tells me that there's little science here, and little possibility of major problems. You'll probably be told to remove the covering between 2 and 8 hours after, and have an ointment or lubricant recommended to control the oozing of serum from the needle sticks. Keep it clean and if possible leave it uncovered by bedclothes. ...Read more

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Can you put oral gel on a tattoo?

Yes, w-Benzocaine: I don't see any issues with applying a oral gel with Benzocaine to reduce discomfort. ...Read more

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What amount do thigh tattoos hurt?

What amount do thigh tattoos hurt?

Everyone different: Thigh is not a painful as lower back elbow rib cage and foot tattoos. THe thigh is a meaty area and thus the tattoo process will hurt less, . Thin skin say on the foot or elbow hurts much more than the thigh. ...Read more

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Does salicylic acid remove tattoos?

Tatto removal: No, saliylic acid does not remove tattoos. The lasers do by fractioning the ink particles into smaller pieces that can be removed by the bodies. The sa treatments do not penetrate deep enough and do not affect the ink at all. ...Read more

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Is emollient balm good for tattoos?

Good for what?: Fresh tattoos should be covered with ointments like aquaphor or vaniply to keep from crusting over ...Read more

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Is citanest a safe local anesthetic?

Is citanest a safe local anesthetic?

It's an amino: Amide local anesthetic used in dentistry. As an anesthesiologist I don't use it except in a combination with Lidocaine in the form of a cream. The cream is call Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream. Used on the skin to cause numbness or loss of feeling before certain medical procedures. Fairly safe but associated with methemoglobinemia. A disorder in which hemoglobin it's not capable to bind to oxygen. ...Read more

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How can I stop a tattoo from itching?

How can I stop a tattoo from itching?

Topical creams: If the tattoo is older and itching you may have an allergy to the ink. This is most common with red inks.
Provided it is well healed a topical steroid cream 1% hydrocort found over the counter will help. If it looks infected with puss or oozing see a doctor ...Read more

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Can you get tattooed with keloid skin?

Can you get tattooed with keloid skin?

Np: If you have keloids only in your earlobes, it should not be a problem. However if you have keloids on your trunk or arms, it is best not to tattoo the area. A keloid on a tattoo would be extremely difficult to treat. ...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

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Can you get a tattoo if you have MRSA?

Can you get a tattoo if you have MRSA?

Depend: If you currently have an active MRSA infection, you should not have a tattoo. Also remember that tattoos are a way of getting infections including MRSA. Make sure that you are getting treated or have gotten treatment for your MRSA infection. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a tattoo on my chest be dangerous?

Personal decision: An ugly tattoo, a silly tattoo, or one likely to make someone angry, can have very unfavorable consequences. Be sure that the operator takes all possible precautions against infection. A few illnesses, notably sarcoidosis, recur locally in tattoos. There's no danger to your heart or lungs. ...Read more

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Anesthetic (Definition)

Anesthetics's are a class of drugs which cause a reversible loss of sensation. The 2 main classes are general and local. General anesthetics cause unconsciousness and total loss of sensation. Local anesthetics cause loss of sensation ...Read more