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Suggest remedies for rashes around a tattoo

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Posted on Thu, 21 Jul 2016
Question: I have been using Aquaphor and tattoo balm on a new tattoo and have broken out in a rash around the tattoo. What can I use to get rid of the rash but also keep the tattoo moist?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
use a topical steroid cream

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am dr.kakkar(dermstologist). I have gone through your query and i have reviewed the images.

You seem to have a dermatitis probably due to allergy to tattoo ink.

You may use a topical steroid cream e.g either triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% cream Or mometasone furoate 0.1% cream twice daily for a few days.


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Brief Answer: use a topical steroid cream Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for writing to us I am dr.kakkar(dermstologist). I have gone through your query and i have reviewed the images. You seem to have a dermatitis probably due to allergy to tattoo ink. You may use a topical steroid cream e.g either triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% cream Or mometasone furoate 0.1% cream twice daily for a few days. Regards