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What can I do if i had an allergic reaction to hair dye?

What can I do if i had an allergic reaction to hair dye?

Put health before: perception of beauty. Listen to your body . Avoid any future use of that product. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I just had an allergic reaction to hair dye! please help?

I just had an allergic reaction to hair dye! please help?

Derm: Very potent topical steroids can help calm the rash, but as the hair dye washes away this reaction will subside. You can get patch tested to PPD to confirm that hair dye is the problem. ...Read more

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What can I do if i had an allergic reaction to hair dye?

Put health before: perception of beauty. Listen to your body . Avoid any future use of that product. ...Read more

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Hi I got treated at my ER last night for allergic reaction to hair dye and it's comes back today what should I do?

Hi I got treated at my ER last night for allergic reaction to hair dye and it's comes back today what should I do?

Allergic Reaction: I'm not sure what your treatment entailed last night. Hopefully, they gave you instructions for continued treatment. If they did not, then you need to return for care either to your regular physician, an urgent care or to the ER if you are having difficulty breathing, swallowing or closing up of your throat. If you just have a rash then I would take antihistamines until you can be seen. ...Read more

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Had allergic reaction to hair dye, it's 3weeks later and I'm done with my meds,but it's still draining .Wat do u recommend? Please contact me asap.

Had allergic reaction to hair dye, it's 3weeks later and I'm done with my meds,but it's still draining .Wat do u recommend? Please contact me asap.

Contact dermatitis: You must be very frustrated and I'll bet the itching is unbearable! I think you need to continue treatment to manage symptoms until this reaction works it's way out of your system. Are/were you using oral glucocorticosteroids (Prednisone, Medrol) as well as massaging a topical steroid lotion in the scalp? There may also be a superimposed infection that needs to be treated. You'll get better. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to hair dye. Now have blisters, help?

Allergic reaction to hair dye. Now have blisters, help?

Call your doctor: Contact dermatitis to hair dye is common and can involve blisters. Call your doctor for medicine. Over the counter medicine will probably not be enough. ...Read more

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How much time does a allergic reaction to hair dye take to occur?

How much time does a allergic reaction to hair dye take to occur?

24-96 hours: Contact reactions to hair dye are similar to that of poison ivy although the distribution is usually limited to the scalp, neck, shoulders and sometimes upper chest. It falls under the category of a type IV hypersensitivity reaction. This is different than a reaction to pollen or pets which cause immediate symptoms ( minutes to a few hours) called a type I reaction. It appears in 24-96 hours. ...Read more

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I had an allergic reaction to my hair dye and now my scalp if puffing up?

I had an allergic reaction to my hair dye and now my scalp if puffing up?

Patch test!: I would recommend seeing your allergist or dermatologist for patch testing. There are specific ingredients in some hair dyes that are notorious for causing such reactions. ...Read more

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How can I reduce swelling of face due to hair dye allergic reaction?

How can I reduce swelling of face due to hair dye allergic reaction?

Topical steroid: Try otc Hydrocortisone cream. However if the swelling is severe enough, your doctor may need to try you on a short course of oral cortisone as well. Avoidance will be the key in the future. ...Read more

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I had an allergic reaction to my hair dye so they said next time theyd do a weave with foils. Is that ok?

I had an allergic reaction to my hair dye so they said next time theyd do a weave with foils. Is that ok?

Hair dye allergy: You should see an md to see whether you had an irritant or allergic reaction and if allergic you should have patch testing to determine which chemical is causing the reaction. The most common hair dye allergy is to a chemical called PPD and there are hair dyes without ppd. Consulting an allergy or dermatology specialist is your best bet. ...Read more

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I'm a hairdresser. Can the odor from hair dye cause an allergic reaction or the throat to swell/close?

I'm a hairdresser. Can the odor from hair dye cause an allergic reaction or the throat to swell/close?

Yes, tho...: ..it techically isn't an allergy. Could be hypersensitivity to the odor of the aerosol which can actually trigger tightness in upper airways such as laryngospasm or paradoxical vocal cord movement. Sensation usually triggers coughs but highly distressing airway spasm may develop. Sipping water and exiting area help. Can't rule out asthma so I'd see an airway specialist: allergist/ent/or pulmonary. ...Read more

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My sister dyed her hair and it went wrong. We think it might be an allergic reaction. What to do?

My sister dyed her hair and it went wrong. We think it might be an allergic reaction. What to do?

Not enough info: We need to get a description of what reactions your sister has that you think she might have an allergic reaction. For hair dye, the common reaction is contact dermatitis due to sensitivity to PPD or parapolyethylenediamine allergy. In severe cases, the skin can form blisters and can get superinfection. Your sister need to wash off the dye with plenty of tap water and see a local physician soon. ...Read more

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Dyed my hair got an allergic reaction and bumps have spread to my neck?

Dyed my hair got an allergic reaction and bumps have spread to my neck?

Contact allergy: U will probably want to see a dermatologist or allergist for patch testing. It may identify what chemical in the hair dye that u r allergic to. This way u can avoid other products w the same chemical. ...Read more

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I use a permanent hair dye 3 years ago and did not use the treatment came with it overtime i had brittle, flaking, hair loss with a bulb on the end?

I use a permanent hair dye 3 years ago and did not use the treatment came with it overtime i had brittle, flaking, hair loss with a bulb on the end?

See a dermatologist: There are various types of hair loss. When you see the dr bring all meds, vits, bc pills. It is not likely a result of stress or nutrition. Have you been ill, pregnant, or lost weight? Menst normal? Iud? ...Read more

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I just found out i caught head lice ,they are just about gone i have to do anothet treatment this sunday comming is it ok to still dye my hair?

I just found out i caught head lice ,they are just about gone i have to do anothet treatment this sunday comming is it ok to still dye my hair?

Head lice: Actually dying your hair is one way to keep head lice away. Lice will not affect dyed hair. Let your beautician know so they can take appropriate precaution. If it is at home, no issue. ...Read more

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Can a pulsed-dye laser affect future facial hair growth if applied to cheek for port wine stain treatment please help.

Can a pulsed-dye laser affect future facial hair growth if applied to cheek for port wine stain treatment please help.

Probably not: Different lasers target different color targets. In case of pulse dye generally red colors are targeted which is why it is used for port wine staining. If your facial hair is closer in color to PWS there may be a small effect but it isn't likely. ...Read more

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Does head lice treatment lighten dyed hair?

Does head lice treatment lighten dyed hair?

Head lice: If you use rid or another over the counter treament, you only use it once, rinse and comb out hair. Some repeat in a week. I have not seen it change the color of peoples hair, but call you colorist. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more