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Gabriela Gonzalez how do you rub it into your scalp without rubbing it into your

hair Gabriela I feel like this is a trick question how do you rub shampoo

into your scalp without rubbing it into your hair is this like some kind of

trick question welcome to another episode of responding

to your comments my goodness we are getting so many comments on the page and

I'm loving the interaction that we've got going on on YouTube we're going to

be looking at fun questions we're gonna be looking at health questions so all

waiting for let's dive in Ashish Nath bro please please please do a

video on tattoo aftercare how do you care for a tattoo after its inked please

help Ashish thank you for your comment this is a great question actually and in fact

the surgery that I work at has two tattoo studios very close to it so I see

a lot of patients we've just done a tattoo and also I've developed a very

close relationship with the actual tattoo artists who really know their

stuff so the first information I'm going to

give to you is that you should always follow the instructions from your tattoo

artist because different styles of tattoos can have different aftercare now

in terms of what do I recommend well as a health care professional you need to

remember that when you've had a tattoo it's a wound and that wound is gonna

have to go through its healing process now this healing process varies from

patient to patient but generally speaking it takes about four weeks for

it to fully recover so as it is a wound after your tattoo artist has finished

doing a tattoo they will cover it with either cling film or bandage they might

even use something else but generally speaking for these two items if they

have used them they usually left it on for several hours or sometimes overnight

but this all depends on the advice from your tattoo artist now once you then

remove this bandage or the cling film it's going to have some plasma on there

I have a little blood on there might be a bit of ink and then you need to wash

it so the way you wash it is very gently you need to wash it with lukewarm water

and soap now here's probably the most important

bit as a health care professional we know the research has shown that when

you have a wound you need to keep it moist and by keeping it moist it's going

to heal better it's going to heal quicker and probably have less

complications as well the old advice from a long long time ago was to let

wounds dry out and this advice is so outdated now which is the reason why

when it comes to tattoo wounds you need to keep it moist as well what you don't

do is let the wound dry out because if you do let it dry out you're at risk of

it scabbing and it can lead to a loss of ink which is why many tattoo artists

recommend that you moisturize several times a day to keep the wound moist and

that completely agree with you may then cover it with cling film or bandage as

long as your tattoo artist has advised you to do so now the most important

thing though is keeping that moisture content high so reapply reapply reapply

at least three to five times a day I would say now you're probably thinking

but Abraham what cream do you recommend well generally speaking I always

recommend a cream that contains Dexpanthenol so the best thing to do is

just google Dexpanthenol cream and find a brand that's available wherever you

are in the world and purchase that the reason I recommend Dexpanthenol is that

studies have shown that it does help with engine and irritated skin Wow

this is becoming a very long answer my brain is kind of working overdrive to

give you as much information as possible so one thing that I always get asked as

well by many patients is how do you know if the wound is infected

generally speaking need to keep an eye out on the wound and if you're getting

things like a fever if the area is getting swollen if it's getting red if

it's getting tender to touch if there's pus anything like this really can be a

sign of an infection and you will have to speak to a health

care professional about it and might need treatment I guess another thing I

can do is leave some more information in the description below for you about what

to look out for for an infected wound which will be very helpful

some people can also have an allergic reaction to the tattoo ink now it's not

very common but what you need to also look out for is very itchy skin and any

inflammation or swelling around the area this can be a sign that you are having an

allergy to the ink so if you are having these sort of symptoms you need to speak

to a healthcare professional as well and lastly when it comes to showering you

can shower just be very gentle on the area that you've had the tattoo just so

you're not causing it any more distress but what I wouldn't do is go to saunas

swimming pools or use the baths for at least four weeks just so it can prevent

you from getting an infection I really hope my tips help thank you for your

comment I will also leave more information in the description below to

some really useful pages with more information about tattoo aftercare

so how do you rub it into your scalp without rubbing it into your hair

Gabriela thank you for your comment this is from

the how to treat dandruff video and they're on about shampoo and how you

can rub it into your scalp without getting onto your hair now I don't know

if this is some sort of trick question but in all honesty it doesn't matter if

it gets on your hair you just need to get into your scalp so it'll work better

but if it is a sort of trick question or a riddle then I don't know the answer to

it but speaking of riddles I do really enjoy riddles and if anyone has a good

one please leave a comment below because I would love to include it in future

episodes of responding to your comments qpgtyui1 this is a very hard username

so if I've said it wrong I'm sorry everything

went fine until I opened the cap and it starts flowing non-stop and I was

thinking it might stop with isn't definitely the hardest thing I've done

in my life thank you for your comment this is from the how

to use an ointment video an eye ointment this has happened to me many occasions

when I was younger in fact I remember once I open an ointment which I wasn't

supposed to do and I pierce the foil on the top and then it started flowing out

I feel like it usually happens on metal cream containers it happens more this

and it had a very narrow end and it started flowing out and it kept flowing

and it kept flowing and I was having a panic attack so looking at this and I

was like oh my god my mom is gonna kill me and then I put

the top on it made a mess and went everywhere yeah true story in fact this

kind of reminds me of another time when I was younger by the way I was a bit of

a crazy kid when I was younger I kind of just like grew out of this craziness and

became what I am today what I was a very what's the word naughty kid growing up I

think that's the best way to describe it and I remember once some strange reason

I opened this fire extinguisher and it was like a foam one and had a twisty

top that you twisted like this and it started flowing and it wouldn't stop

and I tried to close it was flowing and it was like foam and it was expanding

and eve it went everywhere in the room yeah I got a lot of trouble for that don't

recommend anyone to do that fire extinguishers should be there do not

touch them they are there for emergencies but thank you for

your comment Tyerra Carter favorite part this video vitamin deficiencies

vit-e-men deficiencies I think what you're getting at is the way that British people

pronounce vitamin we say vitamin by imagine you might be in the US where

it's a vit-a-min or you have to kind of pronounce an American like vit-a-min

deficiencies by the way I'm really bad at accents but if you thought that was

good please let me know in the comments below

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