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Illness for 3 weeks due to tattoo infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
User :   i was wondering if you could help me
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   ive been ill now for 3 weeks i have an infection due to a tattoo
User :   as well as having a rather nasty cold
Doctor :  
User :   but i looked in my mouth earlier and i have two bright pink patches on my tongue almost like ive eaten one of those kids sweets that paints your mouth a funny colour
User :   also i feel really warm but i took some pain killers about 2 hours ago that should bring my temp down
User :   so i dont quite understand why
User :   i was wondering if my antibiotics for the tattoo were making me feel worse
Doctor :   Is there any kind of skin changes over the tattoo?
User :   or if i should be concerned about the symptoms i have
User :   its head alittle since i went to the doctor and got the antibiotics
User :   but its still oozing
Doctor :  
User :   the redness has gone down and most of the scab has come off
Doctor :  
Do feel shiverring?
User :   no
User :   i feel warm
Doctor :  
Since when have you been ill?
User :   its been about 2/3 weeks
Doctor :  
Since your ooze and the temperature has been coming down the antibiotic is working.
Doctor :  
You may be experiencing a kind of post illness symptoms.
Doctor :  
Try multivitamin for the next 5 days and it should help you.

Doctor :  
Have a good diet.
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