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Default 6 Steps How to Treat an Infected Tattoo

Tattoo infection is the topic of consideration of all tattooed people and people, that are going to get tattoo. When you are thinking of getting a tattoo, an infected tattoo is one of the things that you never want to contemplate. Question about infected tattoos is one of the most popular, so…
How to treat an infected tattoo:
Step 1: See a doctor/tattoo artist- If you have any signs of an infection or if you suspect that your tattoo may be infected you should first consult your tattoo artist. Due to their vast experience tattoo artists can identify an infection and recommend what you should do. If this does not work, you should consult your doctor immediately.
Step 2: Use topical ointment-If your tattoo is confirmed infected you should use a topical ointment to treat the infection. Some of the good topical ointments that you can use include Bacitracin and Neosporin. However, you should only use an ointment if the tattoo is confirmed to be infected otherwise it will clog the pores and hence leading to an infection.
Step 3: Apply clean bandage- once you have applied the ointment use a clean bandage to cover the tattoo so that you can keep germs and other bacteria away. Ensure that the bandage is always clean by changing it on a daily basis and wash your hands thoroughly before handling or redressing your tattoo.
Step 4: Apply a cold pack- To reduce itching and swelling you will need to use a cold pack on your infected tattoo. However, you should not place the ice directly on your skin but instead wrap it in a thin towel. Applying ice directly on your skin may harm your skin and in some cases cause tissue damage. For maximum effectiveness, you should hold the ice on the tattoo for at least 15 minutes. Repeat this couple of times in a day and the swelling should go down in no time.
Step 5: Expose wound to air- Let the wind breathe as much as possible by exposing it to air. Rather than keeping it bandaged up exposing it will help it heal faster and keep the infected part dry.
Step 6: Take some medication-As the wound is healing you should take some medications to reduce pain and bring down the swelling. There are many over the counter medications that can be taken for this purpose for example Aspirin and Ibuprofen.
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