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I got four tattoos, which are mainly well covered but I want

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I got four tattoos, which are mainly well covered but I want a few on my arms would my sun allergy damage my healed tattoos? would it be ok if I get them done in the winter for them to heal up before the hot weather comes again? thank you
Gemma
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 4 years ago.

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hi there,

I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

Rash over the sun exposed area can damaged the tattoos on the process of healing.

Mysticdoc :

So, sun exposure should be avoided while the tattoos are healing.

Mysticdoc :

Also, please make sure you are not allergic to the tattoo ink.

Mysticdoc :

It is better to get them done in winter to minimize sun exposure.

Mysticdoc :

Also you can continue with sun screen to avoid sun burns during summer months.

JACUSTOMER-kj4673xh- :

thank you very much, I thought it be better to get them done in winter fantastic news :)

Mysticdoc :

very welcome

Mysticdoc :

for mild irritation, you can use hydrocortisone cream.

Mysticdoc :

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JACUSTOMER-kj4673xh- :

what's the best cream for insect bites as well?

Mysticdoc :

hydrocortisone will help

Mysticdoc :

Benadryl can be taken along with

JACUSTOMER-kj4673xh- :

brill thanks very much

Mysticdoc :

Also application of ice will help with swelling

Mysticdoc :

best wishes,

JACUSTOMER-kj4673xh- :

fab thank u

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 4 years ago.
very welcome