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Month ago I got a tattoo, unlike the last 1 this tattoo keeps having random red bumps like a pimple but when squezzed it comes out clear, what is it?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
4 doctors agree

In brief: Derm or ID consult?

Depending on certain conditions in which the tatoo was done- in addition to the allergic reaction that was stated by dr. C, if the skin condition smolders, then consider a mycobacterial infection such as m. Fortuitum or m. Chelonae.
A stain and culture can be done on the fluid expressed; this can subsequently be treated by excision and/or antibiotic therapy.

In brief: Derm or ID consult?

Depending on certain conditions in which the tatoo was done- in addition to the allergic reaction that was stated by dr. C, if the skin condition smolders, then consider a mycobacterial infection such as m. Fortuitum or m. Chelonae.
A stain and culture can be done on the fluid expressed; this can subsequently be treated by excision and/or antibiotic therapy.
Dr. John Leander Po
Dr. John Leander Po
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Infection, allergy

This may be infected.
Stop squeezing. You also may be allergic to the ink and developing keloids. This needs treatment with an experienced dermatologist who is familiar with tattoos.You may need stereos to suppress this reaction.

In brief: Infection, allergy

This may be infected.
Stop squeezing. You also may be allergic to the ink and developing keloids. This needs treatment with an experienced dermatologist who is familiar with tattoos.You may need stereos to suppress this reaction.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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In brief: Tattoo

It is always possible for someone to develop an allergy to a tattoo ink.
Each color ink is made from a specific chemical. Some ink colors are well known to cause an allergic reaction. Also, beacuse of the nature of how a tattoo is applied one must always consider infection. Evaluation by a dermatologist is certainly recommended.

In brief: Tattoo

It is always possible for someone to develop an allergy to a tattoo ink.
Each color ink is made from a specific chemical. Some ink colors are well known to cause an allergic reaction. Also, beacuse of the nature of how a tattoo is applied one must always consider infection. Evaluation by a dermatologist is certainly recommended.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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In brief: Alllergic reaction

Usually this is an allergic reaction to the red ink in a tatoo.
Sometimes it can be an infection like staph or other.

In brief: Alllergic reaction

Usually this is an allergic reaction to the red ink in a tatoo.
Sometimes it can be an infection like staph or other.
Dr. Christopher Moeller
Dr. Christopher Moeller
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