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Im not sure if my tattoo is infected its been

Patient: Im not sure if my tattoo is infected its been since sat night and its still hurts some and I sprayed it with bactine and it looks like some small amounts of yellow oozing out

 

 

Doctor: Hi.Thanks for your query and an elucidate history.Noted your history of getting a tattoo done on Saturday. It sti ll hurts some; sprayed with bactin and has a small amount of yellow oozing out.The classical signs of infection are:Rednesstenderness / painswellingHeat / raised temperature.If these signs are present then only it can be taken as infection.The yellow fluid can be serum only.If the above signs are present, go for antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medicines.I hope this answer helps you in taking a decision.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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