A 27-year-old female asked:
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had a reaction to black henna on the back of hand, blistering/burning/itching.pink scars are now apparent as dye has faded.how can i minimise scars?

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Dr. John Ebner
18 years experience Dermatology
Sun protection: Allergic reaction to the henna. The most important thing you can do for the next several months is to aggressively protect the skin from sun exposure. This means broad-spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen, and to wear a glove when driving and keep the area covered. Exposure to sunlight will it increase the chances of increased/decreased pigmentation in the affected skin where you had the allergic reaction.
Answered on Sep 27, 2015
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