Allergic to tattoo: what provokes it and what to do in this case?
Hello, dear readers! Want to get a fashionable tattoo? Do you know what it can mean? Allergic to tattoo in our days is not uncommon. It can be manifested immediately.
Many people with this problem to doctors in six months to a year after tattooing. In most cases, Allergy sufferers have to say goodbye to your underwear pattern and to output a tattoo, as you know, not very nice.
I propose to study the topic of negative reactions to tattoos read more. Read this article and then think to do such a dangerous decoration or not.
Why is there a reaction to the tattoo?
The above disease appears more often in those who are undergoing the procedure in «primitive» conditions, unscrupulous webmasters that use poor quality pigments. The main causative agent of allergies is paint, especially bright.
Terrible hypersensitivity to tattoo the fact that the paint is impossible to quickly and painlessly remove from skin. The disease occurs mainly in the severe form, so Allergy sufferers have to endure a horribly painful symptoms.
In the composition of pigments present different types of substances, many of which are potentially dangerous to hypersensitive people.
However, it should be noted that not all paint colors are equally allergenic. Are you curious about what dye is considered the most dangerous? Below you can see a list of potentially allergenic dyes.
Allergies to tattoo pigments provoke:
- red containing mercury;
- green, a part of which chrome;
- purple, consisting of manganese;
- blue with cobalt;
- yellow with cadmium in the composition;
- ochre, composed of iron hydroxide;
- black — paraphenylenediamine.
The most dangerous is considered to be the red tattoo. Mercury is highly toxic, even if ingested in small quantities. Equally often, reaction causes the black pigment.
He is insidious, as it can safely stay in the body for years and at one point, «shoot» — to provoke a severe allergic attack. Is still extremely toxic yellow dye.
Allergic to it occurs not as often as the others, but always occurs with severe symptoms.
How do you know that after tattooing became allergic? Not to notice its symptoms are simply impossible. However, they can be confused with the normal healing process of a tattoo that is most likely to happen. I suggest to get acquainted with the most common symptoms of the negative reactions to body image.
Signs of hypersensitivity to tattoo
Suppose you implemented your dream — made tattoo. After the procedure, the epidermis will get inflamed, and then covered with a crust, which will be long enough to heal.
At the same time you will feel that everything goes well. But not always local reactions are standard manifestations of the rehabilitation period.
Symptoms of hypersensitivity to tattoo almost always have a local character, appear on the skin. The main ones can be described as follows:
- the epidermis at the location of the tattoo is red, very itchy, swollen;
- the affected area may be sore, covered in a rash as pictured;
- there is a burning sensation, a feeling like «skin.»;
- occurs General malaise — weakness, fever, fever, diarrhea.
In the most severe instances there is swelling of angioedema or anaphylactic shock. Allergy may be accompanied by a strong inflammatory process.
Remember, if the tattoo is bleeding for 2-3 days after application, so not everything is going fine. Most likely, you have started an inflammatory process triggered by a foreign dye.
In rare cases, hypersensitivity to tattoos appears seasonal. Decorated with a pattern or design of the place begins to itch and swell mainly in the summer, when the body temperature rises.
Who can deal with allergies?
Not all of us are hypersensitive. How to understand whether to do the tattoo right for you? Answer the following questions:
- if you have been allergic in the past?
- whether the family is hypersensitive?
- are there problems with health and immunity?
If at least one of the questions the answer is positive, then the tattoos should be abandoned. Do not risk your health! In extreme cases, if you apply the pattern on the body you really want, you make a temporary tattoo with henna.
By the way, henna can also trigger allergies. Read more about intolerance henna read in a separate article.
Treatment: what to do with intolerance to tattoos?
Treatment of this Allergy standard. The most unpleasant for allergies is to eliminate the irritant from his life. Get rid of tattoo is not so easy. Unfortunately, there is no other way.
Before you go to the removal procedure a tattoo, you need to tone down the symptoms of hypersensitivity. This can be done using:
- antihistamine drugs;
- corticosteroids for topical use;
- injection of anti-inflammatory drugs.
If the hypersensitivity was joined by a bacterial infection, you will have to be treated with antibiotics. Remove a tattoo only after the complete disappearance of allergic symptoms.
Never try to remove the dye from the epidermis independently at home! Contact the hospital where you will be offered modern methods of removing the production of drawings.
One of the most effective and painless is cryosurgery. While removal of the epidermis with strainer liquid nitrogen is used. After applying the tattoo liquid nitrogen, the following occurs:
- the epidermis swells;
- the treated area will crust;
- gradually the crust falls away together with the dye pigment;
- the new epidermis has a pinkish color, which eventually turn into natural.
Not to worry after a tattoo, I recommend pre-checked for allergies. How? It’s simple: go to an allergist and get tested.
In addition, you can ask the master to put a little paint on an inconspicuous part of the body. If this area is not inflamed, then after a week you can safely go to the tattoo parlor.
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The author: Elena Smirnova (dermatologist)