Apply insect repellent and sunscreen separately
With the increase in West Nile Virus cases, buying a sunscreen that contains insect repellent may seem like a great idea. Dermatologists caution, however, that you should purchase these products separately.
For these products to be safe and effective, you need to apply them very differently:
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) agrees. It recommends that an insect repellent containing "DEET should be applied according to label instructions and may be used along with a separate sunscreen."
To learn more, visit:
How to select sunscreen
Updated information regarding insect repellent (CDC)
See rash in tattoo, see a dermatologist
Having a bit of swelling and redness after getting a tattoo is common. If the redness and swelling persist, you should see a dermatologist. The redness and swelling could be a skin infection. Last year, 19 people in Rochester, New York developed a stubborn rash within three weeks of getting a tattoo. The rash was actually a skin infection that required treatment with an antibiotic.
For more information about tattoos and the outbreak in New York, visit:
Caring for tattooed skin
Tainted tattoo ink led to skin infection outbreak (Healthfinder)