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Yes! I had a tattoo done recently and it got infected. I went to the doctor and got mupirocin ointment 2%.

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Q: Can you use mupirocin for an infected tattoo?
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Can you use a local anesthetic before getting a tattoo?

No, all you have to do is remaun calm. The only way you can get infected is by tampering with the tattoo.


How do tattoos get infected?

I Have Many Tattoos And The Most Common Way For A Tattoo To Get Infected Is From If The Artist Didn't Use Sterile (Clean) Needles Or You Didn't Take Care Of It Properly.


What should you use on an infected tattoo?

U should go to the doctors asap let them perscribe something to u


What happens when you let a unlicensed tattoo artist tattoo you?

When you let a unlicensed tattoo artist tattoo you, you have a greater chance of a botched tattoo, and of becoming infected from improperly handled tattooing equipment


Can you use mupirocin topically if you are allergic to penicillin?

Yes, there is no penicillin in "mupirocin". However you may react to mupirocine too - but it is a very rare allergy.


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You think your tattoo is infected what can you put on it that wont ruin it?

Neosporin is your safest bet. A&D is petroleum based. Petroleum locks bacteria in. Don't use anything petroleum based. Aquaphor is just going to keep your tattoo moist, DON'T use it if you think it's infected. Water will make an infection worse. You should not put anything on your infected tattoo, just wash it regularly with antibacterial, non-fragrant soap & warm water. Don't submerge it in water, and try to keep it out of the shower stream. I'd say get some antibiotics, too.


Can neosporin alone heal an infected tattoo?

Depending on how bad the infection in your tattoo is will depend on how well the neosporin will work. If the infection is really bad you need to see a Doctor. My advise is if you think your tattoo is getting, or is already infected, go to a Doctor. They will be able to tell you what is best for it. Tattoo artists can tell you if it's infected or not but they will likely tell you to use just neosporin. The Doctor can give you a prescription or antibiotic ointment that will take care of it. If not properly taken care of you can get blood poisoning. Blood poisoning can be fatal so just save yourself the risk and see a Doctor. Hope this helps.


Why is a tattoo dangerous to people?

Unless you have some sort of allergic reaction to the temporary tattoo, there are no other adverse effects. Any allergic reaction however is highly unlikely.


Will mupirocin ointment cure a ringworm?

No. Ringworm is a fungal infection Use Lamisil. I have seen it work on me.


Can mupirocin be used inside the nose?

For what it's worth, my doctor prescribed it specifically for use in my nose.