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A 20-year-old female asked:

If you are pregnant is it safe to dye your hair? also what are the risks if you are sick with the common cold during pregnancy?

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Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Yes: 1) yes it is safe to use hair dye. Try organic hair dyes though. The systemic absorption of bleach/ chemicals in hair dye is negligible 2). Common cold --- first trimester--- consult your ob/ gyn. Subsequent trimesters, usually, Robitussin (guaifenesin) (otc) is a reasonable option for symptom relief.
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
PREGNANCY: It is safe to dye your hair during pregnancy. But if you get sick the first trimester, anything can happen with your viral infection, it may or maynot affect your pregnancy.
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