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my daughter got a large tatoo on the top of her foot yesterday

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my daughter got a large tatoo on the top of her foot yesterday and today it is alittle swollen ( puffy) and warm to the touch. She said it does not hurt to touch



I am happy to help you this evening.


If it is swollen more now than after she had it done I would suspect an infection or allergic reaction.


Apply antibiotic oinment and do not cover.


You can also apply an ice pack and give her TYlenol if she normally can take it.


I would take her to see a doctor as she might require oral antibiotics.


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