I returned from a deployment to Iraq in February. Since then I have expieranced a cold, a stomach bug, and the flu all within weeks of each other. I found this odd since I have always been a healthy woman and hardly ever get sick. My most recent ailment has me worried though. About 3 weeks ago I started using a product called wrecking balm for tatoo removal. The active ingrediant in it is tricholoracetic acid. It made the area around my tatoo red and sore but that was a known side effect. I used it for about a week and started noticing little dots on my arms. The little dots quickly progressed to my stomach and thighs by the end of the day. That was about 2 weeks ago. Since then they have turned to huge sores all over my body that scab over and try up with huge patches of red dry flaky skin that hurt on my arms and my neck and everywhere. I was given a shot of benadryl which did nothing. I was gived a steroid for a week which did nothing. I've tried every over the counter med i can get my hands on. Ive stopped taking all my other meds, vitamins, everything. If its a reaction to this tattoo removal cream how long will it take to get out of my system? im covered from head to toe in these itchy red marks and im afraid they will scar! help!