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Hello all, I am just wondering if anyone else suffering from Chronic Urticaria has any tattoos? I've noticed that when I have breakouts thay are particularly bad, my tattoos are hives if that makes sense. The lettering and lines become extremely swollen and then the rest of my body breaks out in hives. This doesn't happen all the time, but I'm just wondering if anyone else experienced the same. There is one tattoo in particular on my foot that has a small amount of red ink, my only coloured tattoo and I'm horribly allergic to the red ink. This tattoo has bothered me for almost 4 years, and when I developed chronic urticaria, it became even more itchy and swollen. It comes and goes, and when I take my medication (300 mg Randitidine twice a day, 10 mg Montelukast once a day) it calms down and doesn't bother me at all. My tattoos have always become a little raised on particularly humid days, which is common, but before I was diagnosed with Chronic Urticaria and
my tattoos started swelling when I had hives, I became concerned. My medication usually prevents any hives or swelling of my tattoos, lips, hands or eyes, but it makes me hesitant to continue getting tattoos although I'd like to out of fear that I'll have a horrible break out during or right after I've been tattooed.
I'm so frustrated with this. I wish I had have led less stressful life, or I could know what
triggered this, and I wish I could find a permanent solution to this, as I'm sure we all do. Nobody understands when I say no, I can't drink because I'll break out in hives. No, can't go out today or work out because it's too humid, and I'll get hives. I can't even wear my rings half of the time because anything tight around my skin causes hives. Break outs in public are the absolute worst, people look at me with disgust because they don't understand. I'm so tired of this. I'm a 20 year old woman and I'm afraid to go out and have a good time becAuse of this rash. I hate taking pills, I hate stressing out because I can't remember whether I took them or not. I've always been healthy and active, and now I can't be. chronic urticaria is ruining my life and I'm beginning to lose faith that it will ever go away
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