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Bumps in healed tattoo

I had a tattoo done about 2 months ago. I have been tattooed many time before with no complications.
The tattoo was nicely healed as usual but about a week ago parts of it became itchy and bumpy, well itchy just occasionally. GP didn't sort of know and gave me stuff with urea and lactic acid which made it worse. Now I am applying a mild steroid creme and keep it moisturised because the skin gets dry as well. I live in a subtropical area and I am in the saltwater a lot also use sunscreen. This is my first post so please let me know if you need more info.

Thanks in advance to anybody who can contribute
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Well if anyone else with this problem stumbles over this I am taking Cilex 500mg antibiotic now and it gets rid of it apparently so must have been some sort of infection.

Thanks anyway to everybody who took the time to read my stuf
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It could have been due to sweat dermatitis. The main treatment for sweat dermatitis is prevention. The best thing to consider is to prevent that portion of the body from sweating like by wearing light and cotton clothes,taking cool refreshing baths,maintaining the temperature in your homes and cars and avoiding strenuous activities.

If however sweat dermatitis occurs,then apply mild corticosteroid creams like dermacort or hydrocortisone or calamine lotion on the rashes.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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