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What should I do about allergic reaction to shampoo?

What should I do about allergic reaction to shampoo?

Shampoo allergy: you need to have a patch test to determine what component you are allergic to, to avoid it in the future. a dermatologist or allergist can do it. in the meantime, if you now are suffering from a reaction, you should see a doctor immediately to treat the skin lesions and rash. ...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 have allergic reaction to shampoo, what do you recommend?

I have allergic reaction to shampoo, what do you recommend?

Know the cause: You may be reacting to a specific additive. Common examples are fragrance mixes or lanolin. Consider consultation with an Allergist to determine what you are allergic to so that you know what to look for in other products. ...Read more

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Good natural conditioners? Get allergic reaction to conditioner.. Found a shampoo that works but the conditioner bothers me still..

Good natural conditioners?  Get allergic reaction to conditioner.. Found a shampoo that works but the conditioner bothers me still..

CHECK ...: The ingredients....Make sure there is no propylene glycol or pg or ppg or ppg with a number after it. That can be the thing that is irritating. Unless you know another specific ingredient you are sensitive to.... (and if there is no mention of "no propylene glycol" but it says "fragrance"...Beware as well!). ...Read more

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If a shampoo initially causes an allergic reaction, is there a chance that the skin could eventually adapt if you keep using it?

If a shampoo initially causes an allergic reaction, is there a chance that the skin could eventually adapt if you keep using it?

Shampoo Allergy: If you are allergic to shampoo you shoud see an allergist to determine what ingredient in shampoo you are allergic to and if confermed use a different shampoo which does not have same ingedient.It is not a good idea to keep using it as the allergic reaction can get worse with repeated use. ...Read more

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I think i may have got an allergic reaction on my penis from some shampoo i used on it?

I think i may have got an allergic reaction on my penis from some shampoo i used on it?

See answer: Allergic or sensitization reactions to various chemicals (soaps, fragrances, lubricants, condoms, spermicidals, preservatives, fragrances, etc) on genital region not uncommon. May present as rash, reddened area, itchy, weeping, etc. Treatment: eliminate use of irritant, keep clean with mild soap and water, avoid antibiotic ointments, and apply otc 1-2% Hydrocortisone cream twice a day. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to whatever I apply on scalp be it honey, shampoo, onion, egg? Why is this happening

Allergic reaction to whatever I apply on scalp be it honey, shampoo, onion, egg?  
Why is this happening

Likely something els: It is nearly impossible to be allergic to all these agents, thus I suspect that your problem is from something else such as psoriasis or seborrhea and not allergy. See dermatologist. ...Read more

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Back of neck has rash bumps from shampoo. Is this an allergic reaction?

Back of neck has rash bumps from shampoo. Is this an allergic reaction?

It might not: It is unlikely that you only have bumps in the back of your neck but not in your scalp or elsewhere if you are allergic to the shampoo that you are using. A skin rash needs to be seen to know what it is. You should come see a local physician to be evaluated if that rash bothers you. ...Read more

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I used shampoo as soap now have a red bump on my penis and it hurts when touched and is sensitive. Did i get allergic reaction?

It's unlikely: Typically, an allergic reaction involves a larger area than just one bump. The bump could be a folliculiltis (inflammation of the hair follicle), a viral process (like a wart or molluscum) or some other process like an angioma (blood vessel growth). If it doesn't go away, you may need a medical evaluation or biopsy- see a urologist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why when I have my shampoo allergic reaction i get pimples on my face? My face is very clear i never breakout just until i started with my itching.

Why when I have my shampoo allergic reaction i get pimples on my face? My face is very clear i never breakout just until i started with my itching.

Contact allergy: If you are allergic to one or more ingredients in the shampoo, you may develop skin lesions 24 to 72 hrs after. You will need to try different shampoos to find which one does not affect your skin. If the problem persists, then see a dermatologist who may perform some patch skin test on you. In the meanwhile , you may use topical Hydrocortisone to clear up the rash. ...Read more

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I use fragrance free products. ive been patch tested for allergies. still cant find shampoo, conditioner, soap or lotions that im not allergic to. ?

Contact dermatitis: I recommend patients try Vanicream line of soaps, shampoos, etc if they have issues with contact dermatitis with various personal care products. It is devoid of most additives/fragrances and is usually tolerated even in patients with very sensitive skin. Try it out if you haven' t already, good luck! ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are 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