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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Can steroid cream be used in infected tattoo?

can i use steroid cream on an infected tattoo I am covered with tattoos and most time when i get one there is a sopt or 2 that dont heal right and get infected... I have an antibiotic that my dr gave me with refills i take everytime it happens but I have some steroid cream i got for a rash I was wondering what would happen if i used it on a tattoo... Im 43 and in good health but over weight
Thu, 23 Jul 2015
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Welcome to!

I really appreciate your concern. If you are under antibiotics cover then you can use steroid ointment for your infected tattoo to relieve inflammation. There are some of antibiotic and steroid ointment combination available in the market which you can use.

Hope my answer has solved your query. Take Care.

Thank you.

Best Regards.
Dr. Manan
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