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?eczema or ?psoriasis on tattoo

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:20 pm
by cm111111

I got a tattoo on my leg approx. 3 years ago, since then there has been a lesion (see pictures). I have seen my GP and dermatologists and have not found a successful treatment or diagnosis. I was prescribed two different types of creams on two different occasions (see pictures) to use for a period of time, neither of which made much improvement. It is often very itchy, I use plain moisturisers and Vaseline.

Re: ?eczema or ?psoriasis on tattoo

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:21 pm
by cm111111
thank you for your help

Re: ?eczema or ?psoriasis on tattoo

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:17 pm
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Hello. So sorry to hear about your problem. It is possible that you are reacting to a pigment in your tattoo. You probably need to have a skin biopsy to tell what kind of reaction you have. Treatment would depend on this and it may include Protopic ointment.

I hope this is helpful.
With Best Wishes,

Dr Anton Alexandroff FRCP(UK) PhD CCT(Derm) FRSM FAAD
Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer
The British Skin Foundation Spokesperson
London, Cambridge, Leicester and Bedford

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