A 19-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

i have a severe allergie to ppd in hair dyes. i have heard a few things about people who are allergic to ppd can be to epidurals. is this true?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Julian Goldman
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Epidural is OK: If you are allergic to paraphenylenediamine, it is possible that you could react to some local anesthetics. There are two chemical types of local anesthetics. You may react to the type called "aminoesters", which include Chloroprocaine and tetracaine. The good news is that you can receive the more widely used "amide" local anesthetics: lidocaine, bupivacaine, and mepivacaine.
Answered on Nov 10, 2016
2
2 thanks
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
15 years experience Anesthesiology
Thanks for asking!: I am not aware of PPD in hair dye to have any relation to and an allergic reaction with epidurals.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions:

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
40 years experience Radiology
PPD vs. PPD: PPD in hair dye is Paraphenylenediamine, a chemical which may cause scalp allergy. PPD test for Tb is "purified protein derivative", the stuff in the ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Black dye: PPD is used to dye the hair black. If you are allergic to PPD , foils would not prevent or worsen the reaction. The only thing to do is avoidance. D ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Allergy: You probably have an allergy to the product. Don't use it again. For the symptoms you can try an over the counter steroid like 1% Hydrocortisone cream ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month