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Allergic Reaction, Not Being Helped by Prednisone or Antihistimine

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I had a ten-year old tattoo reworked last Monday. This is my seventh tattoo, and I've never had any adverse reactions before. This is what it looked like right afterwards: 

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By Wednesday, my arm was starting to become severely itchy and developing hives. 

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Wednesday night, the bumps were spreading to my wrist and opposite arm. Took Benedryl overnight, no difference. 

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By Thursday, my arm was swollen, red, hot to the touch, and extremely itchy. 

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I went to urgent care and was prescribed oral Prednisone. Continued taking Benedryl. I've been on a combination of those meds for three days, and while the redness has diminished some, it's still very hot, swollen, and itchy. Talked to the artist, and she doesn't think it's anything to be too worried about. I'm getting married in ONE WEEK, so I need to get some relief and improvement. Anyone ever had experience with this, or can provide advice on what my next steps should be?

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I can't offer any advice - but it certainly seems to be an allergic reaction and should respond to the steroid and antihistamine combo. In any case, congratulations on your upcoming marriage and I really like the rework!

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On 4/30/2016 at 1:14 PM, greyhoundmum said:

I had a ten-year old tattoo reworked last Monday. This is my seventh tattoo, and I've never had any adverse reactions before. This is what it looked like right afterwards: 

2ccnnlt.jpg

By Wednesday, my arm was starting to become severely itchy and developing hives. 

2ibztk1.png

Wednesday night, the bumps were spreading to my wrist and opposite arm. Took Benedryl overnight, no difference. 

2qu44f9.jpg

By Thursday, my arm was swollen, red, hot to the touch, and extremely itchy. 

9gg2ed.jpg

I went to urgent care and was prescribed oral Prednisone. Continued taking Benedryl. I've been on a combination of those meds for three days, and while the redness has diminished some, it's still very hot, swollen, and itchy. Talked to the artist, and she doesn't think it's anything to be too worried about. I'm getting married in ONE WEEK, so I need to get some relief and improvement. Anyone ever had experience with this, or can provide advice on what my next steps should be?

Getting the same thing on my new piece... reminds me when I had poison oak. My leg piece got the same thing took a while to go away. 

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Just now, T_MONEY_TX said:

Getting the same thing on my new piece... reminds me when I had poison oak. My leg piece got the same thing took a while to go away. 

Also did you use saniderm or any wrapping for a few days after the work was done? 

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