A 22-year-old female asked:

I dyed my hair for the first time yesterday.minor itching of scalp and body parts. no visible skin reaction.will it go away? any remedies?

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Dr. Louise Andrew
A Verified Doctoranswered
Emergency Medicine 48 years experience
Yes and no: Sounds like an allergic reaction to something in the dye. It will go away by itself. If it is really itchy, you can take an antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safely. Be sure that you have washed and rinsed your scalp as thoroughly as possible to remove all traces of whatever you're allergic to.
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