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Shin - pain, inflammation? I do not know either :(

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Shin - pain, inflammation? I do not know either :(

by lizzzy »Sun 25 Oct 2015 13:33

Hello everybody,

I've been reading along here for a long time, and of all things, I have to introduce myself with a painful topic. Well So be it.

I was in Sweden on Tuesday to get two tattoos at Pretty Electric (not the first, there are quite a few). Three days of "vacation" with a nice house, and the meeting, the shop and everything else was wonderful. The upper arm tattoo heals normally.

But that on the shin is causing a lot of trouble. I would possibly attribute it to the fact that my pants were stuck to my pants on my way home on Wednesday, the film had slipped slightly. I washed it and applied a thin layer of cream (and hoped all the lint and bacteria were out). At night, the duvet promptly glued back to me. Damn.

Thursday morning it looked quite mushy and soupy. Cream omitted, instead Tyrosur applied 2-3 times a day. Yesterday after taking a shower it was totally muddy again. Let dry, chilled, put up. Well, it doesn't really get any better. It is dry unless I have cream. But it hurts a lot when standing and walking. Some areas heal normally, others are already crusty and reddened.

I'll hang up photos for you, maybe someone will have some good advice. Oh man, that was such a nice motif.

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Re: Shin - Pain, Inflammation? I do not know either

by chbronson »Sun 25 Oct 2015 3:18 pm

I have to say I had almost exactly the same problem on my shin - but at the time I blamed it on the fact that I walked all over London for three days and didn't spare it. Maybe it's because of the spot ?? !! Later I just didn't put any more cream on it.
As I said, it looked very similar to me but you can't tell from the tattoo. Everything stayed in there and everything stayed where it should.

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Re: Shin - Pain, Inflammation? I do not know either

by lizzzy »Sun 25 Oct 2015 15:24

Phew, that's a little bright spot, thank you.

As I said, I went home the next day and was on the road for 6 hours without the opportunity to really take care of it. I have to walk a lot anyway because I have a small child (parents know that ...).

Nothing leaks out from under the crusts. I dabbed the normally healing areas very gently and extremely thinly with Bepanthen today because it was very tense. That went well so far.

But the pain especially when standing - argh. Not nice. The stinging didn't hurt very much, I had imagined it to be worse at this point.

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Re: Shin - Pain, Inflammation? I do not know either

by dragon-koi »Sun 25 Oct 2015 16:25

Idea: elevate the leg (preferably vertically as possible)
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Re: Shin - Pain, Inflammation? I do not know either

by lizzzy »Sun 25 Oct 2015 19:42

Yes, that helps a lot! As soon as I lie flat, stop in bed, it's actually okay.

Unfortunately, I can't lie around in peace until the child is out of the way. What i'm gonna do now

I'm not sure either - it won't fester, it's completely dry as long as I don't shower or cream (Tyrosur works fine, it evaporates so quickly).

It just hurts and is quite red in places. I would say I'll wait tomorrow and see a doctor if the pain doesn't get noticeably better. What do you all mean?

Oh yes, I also showed the pictures to my tattoo artist, who replied immediately and said: It obviously doesn't heal the way it should. She says she can't tell from a distance whether it's so inflamed that you need to see a doctor - but I should go there if it doesn't improve quickly. It is good that it does not fester and does not form blisters. But it could of course still be the case that there is an infection that may need antibiotics. She also says: Don't apply cream now. But I don't do that anyway.

Man, what a shame ... you travel so far and everything is fine, and then some stupid nonsense comes from somewhere.

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Re: Shin - Pain, Inflammation? I do not know either

by monkima »Sun 25 Oct 2015 21:23

I don't think a doctor's visit is necessary ...... This time you just have a slightly thicker crust than usual ...... and your lower leg hurts, especially when you get up .... but most of them do so.
As long as it is not inflamed or starts to soup again, that's okay ...... just leave something alone and try to spare your leg as much as possible.

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Re: Shin - Pain, Inflammation? I do not know either

by Cybe »Mon 26 Oct 2015 0:50

lizzzy wrote:At night, the bedspread was then promptly glued back on to me.


why didn't you put another slide over it?

So my legs swell disgustingly after getting the tattoo. Then take an Ibu too, so that nothing catches fire. Otherwise: when it's dry, that's better than when it's wet. if only very carefully smeared it with Bepanthen. Or panthenol. If it is too tough, warm it up a little first.

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Re: Shin - Pain, Inflammation? I do not know either

by lizzzy »Mon 26 Oct 2015 7:24 am

@cybe: Before going to bed it looked quite dry and normal, so I did without it. I only wear foil the first night, that's why I did it now and didn't think anything about it. Well

It is actually not swollen, at the lower edges it is red and warm, and generally very sensitive to pressure.

When I got up this morning and there was blood in my legs, I wanted to drop dead, it hurt so bad. The tattoo appointment was last Tuesday ... it should be getting better.

Hm. I'll get a pack of Ibu at the pharmacy and take a look at it today. Otherwise tomorrow doctor (even if I'm already looking forward to the comments there).

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Re: Shin - Pain, Inflammation? I do not know either

by lizzzy »Tue 10 Nov 2015 9:54 am

So, quick update:

The poor fan is now crust-free and painless. Most of the color has also remained, there were no scars.

I treated the inflamed areas selectively with Tyrosur, plus Ibu 600 twice a day because of pain and swelling. Otherwise no more cream at all, only again after the peeling. Now it is peeling away and becoming less milky and stronger in color with each passing day.

Martina, the tattoo artist, was also very caring and helpful the whole time, we had contact almost every day. The second tattoo has healed wonderfully - the vulture knows what went wrong here.

In the meantime I still had an appointment when I tried Suprasorb. It worked out fine.

Sorry for the badly distorted photo, I had to take it with the computer's webcam. You can see that a bottom line suffered slightly, but this will surely be fixed next time.

And for everyone who cares, another picture of the second tattoo that I have been talking about so mysteriously all this time

If it's completely healed, I can post an update if I'm interested.
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Re: Shin - Pain, Inflammation? I do not know either

by Christine999 »Tue 10 Nov 2015 20:54

So I think the bird is beautiful!
I would like to see the fan motif healed again and in a better photo
https://www.facebook.com/christine.albrecht.391

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Re: Shin - Pain, Inflammation? I do not know either

by lizzzy »Fri 20 Nov 2015 13:07

Yes, the bird really healed wonderfully.

The fan is also slow. The skin has peeled for the second time in the areas that were previously inflamed. I will take a picture as soon as I have the impression that it is now finally the way it will stay. Right after the piercing it looked like this:
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Re: Shin - Pain, Inflammation? I do not know either

by Buddha_Eyes »Mon 30 Nov 2015 17:13

It will ... phew ...

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