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Why does tattoo itch? Why swollen? What to do?

hello doctor... my husband had inked a tatoo in his arm , six to seven mnths back. Although the tatoo has come out properly but he feels itching sensation at times and also a small part of the tatoo seems slightly swollen. can u suggest the next step tat we should undertake . thanks in advance
Asked On : Mon, 14 May 2012
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Hi...dear Soumya..,
Thanks for choosing HCM..,
Side effects of Tatooing is common..,
Now U are facing these...Redness (Erythema) , swelling (tumor).,
Vesication....and oozing ......
So don't will resolve itself...,
But sometimes give drastic results...,
Apply Fusidic acid and Betamethasone cream...,
Tab Levosiz...10 mg daily for 15 days..,
If pain persists.....Tab Ofloxacin 200 mg 2 times daily ..,

Answered: Thu, 26 Jul 2012
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