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I have a fresh tattoo on the back of my

Patient: I have a fresh tattoo on the back of my hand that’s swollen red and painful also warm but it’s not even two days old.

 

 

Symptoms: Fresh tattoo. Red warm and swollen

 

 

Doctor: Hi.Read and understood that you have got your tattoo done 2 days back. Beautiful tattoo and nice picture.I can see the whole are is red and edematous uniformly.I would suggest you the following-Keep the hand in elevated position, above the heart level when you are in resting position; this helps to reduce the edema nicely.-Get a curse of an anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen, helps reduce the swelling and pain.- Antibiotic coverage helps to reduce the possibility of infection.I hope this answer will help you.

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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