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I think i'm allergic to hair dye, when i get it dyed i get an extremely itchy scalp and fluid filled bumps. what can i do to help the problem?

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Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Avoidance: Para-phenylenediamine (PPD), perhaps, is the more common agent in dyes that causes contact allergies. Untreated, the reaction persists for weeks and even months if the dye is not removed. Other products like shampoos can also be sensitizing due to fragrances, plant extracts or excipients added. PPD is also in photocopy materials, some oils/greases, rubbers, plastics. Patch tests can confirm.
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