Friday, December 14, 2007

Bali Temporary Tattoos and Contact Dermatitis

What are the symptoms then ?
The symptoms of contact dermatitis include :
• itching
• swelling
• redness of the skin
• raised skin area
• blisters that may break open and ooze, crust, or scale, possibly causing an infection.
It the cases of temporary tattoo with PPD contained-dye, the symptoms may range from mild reaction with a raised, itchy area where the tattoo pattern was, but may cause more severe reactions include pustules, blisters, oozing sores, intense itching, and these often leave long-term scars on people.
Because PPD can cause delayed type hypersensi-tivity reactions on the skin, the onset of the reaction may begins 1 day to 3 weeks after the PPD contained-dye been applied, even may occur up to 6 weeks after exposure. Sometimes the blisters come up while the black pattern is still visible, and other times the blisters appear when the pattern has faded. Although rare, severe cases to PPD have been described in which the patients developed severe edema (swelling), irritation of the eyes and face and also difficulty In breathing.
Some people may have one PPD con-talned-tattoo with no reaction, but may have a severe reaction with the next exposure. Even if there is no skin reaction to PPD, it is still a transdermal toxin and can be harming our internal organs without showing lesions on our skin. If someone has a hypersensitivity reaction one time to PPD it will be more severe with each subsequent exposure. PPD scarring may be permanent and post-inflammatory hypopigmentation may remain at the tattoo site (this means after the scarring and blistering has subsided, a long-lasting white ghost image of the tattoo remains).

How is it treated ?
Your health care provider will prescribe cream or ointment to stop the itching and other symptoms. You may need to take antihistamine pills to help stop any itching and allergic reaction. If your skin problems are severe, your health care provider may prescribe anti-inflammatory medicine, such as prednisone. But if you develop any signs of infection, you need to have antibiotic treatment.

How long will the effects last ?
With treatment, the skin problems should get better in a few days.

How can I take care of myself ?
Follow the instructions the health care provider gives you.
In addition, you can:
• Avoid further irritating the area of skin where you have contact dermatitis. Do not scratch them.
• Avoid further contact with the substance that appears to cause the dermatitis.
• Put cool, moist cloths on the areas of skin with dermatitis.

How can I help prevent getting contact dermatitis meanwhile I also want to have exotic temporary tattoo in my body?
These are some tips to have exotic temporary tattoo without catching contact dermatitis :
1. There is no such thing as colored or black henna! Depending on skin type, length of time left on the skin, and the area of the body applied, the real natural henna can only stain the skin from a burnt-orange to a dark brown.
2. If the henna artist tells you that you only need to leave the paste on for an hour or two, their henna probably contains PPD and should be avoided! Real traditional henna must stay on your skin longer to make a stain - usually as long as up to 8 hours (or more if you can stand it). The longer the paste is kept on, the darker the design will be. After you peel of the paste, dip a Q-tip in some olive or Avocado oil and take off the remainder of the dry paste. Do not expose your new design to water in the first 24 hours after the design has been applied as the color is still in its darkening process. The less exposed to water, soap or rubbing, the longer the designs will linger.
3. The design should last at a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 4 weeks depending on the thickness of the epidermis of your skin and on where the design is located. This also depends on skin type, area of the body, and length of time the paste is allowed to remain on the skin. Generally, the longer the paste is allowed to remain on the skin, the darker and longer lasting the stain will be. Washing and scrubbing will make the stain fade faster. If they tell you that their works can stay longer, it might be not pure henna stain.
4. If you have highly sensitive skin, do a patch test first if you are unsure.


Blogger Mike Hussey said...

The modern style statement covers henna flower tattoo in different colors and designs on various body-parts, including hands, arms, wrists, shoulders, upper back portions, and different other selected areas.

May 21, 2010 at 10:51 AM  

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