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Efudex And Hair Dye
Had bad experience at salon after hair coloring. Are store hair dyes safer for your scalp and hair? Tyvm
Hair dyes: Hair dyes with continued use may deteriorate the texture of your hair. In addition, some people may develop an allergic rash or even anaphylactic reaction. ...Read more
Itchy scalp rash.: Allergy to chemicals found in hair coloring would typically be first noticed as an itchy red rash on the scalp or hairline. It is a condition called contact dermatitis. Blistering may occur. The face, neck, and eyelids may also be involved. Some people might get red swelling, such as hives in these areas as well. Diagnosis would involve a chemical patch test by an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more
Probably safe: Http://www. Babycenter. Com/404_is-it-safe-to-color-my-hair-during-pregnancy_3273.bc I agree with the statements made on babycenter's website. While it mainly affects women in their first trimester, always keep in mind that the "natural" malformation rate is in the range of 3+ %. If your baby happens to have a malformation and you were exposed to a chemical believed to be safe, doubts may haunt you. ...Read more
Maybe: There is no clear data to say it is not safe however there is no data to say hair dye is safe--it isn't tested in that way. In theory, it should be safe, especially after the 1st trimester, but you should use your own judgment and consult with your obstetrician. ...Read more
HAIR DYE STING:
SOME HAIR CAN STING ON THE INITIAL APPLICATION.
IF IT STILL STINGS, GET A DIFFERENT BRAND WITH DIFFERENT INGREDIENTS.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more
Can be a challenge: Allergic reactions to hair dye and other hair hair chemicals (perms) can lead to skin reaction on the scalp called dermatitis. These products may also lead to skin reaction on the eyelids. Another scalp condition is seborrheic dermatitis (cradle cap in infants). A dermatologist or allergist would be a good resource to sort out the cause of the rash. Allergy patch testing may be helpful. ...Read more
No: I'm aware of this pop claim on the internet and it is silly. Life's hard enough without goofy scares. Don't waste your time thinking, "what if this is true...? " it's not. Don't waste another thought. ...Read more
No: That's a myth just as if you pull out one white hair 3 others grow. ...Read more
Is Gentian Violet safe to use as an alternative hair dye? Pros and cons? Possibility of reaction?
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
M indian. Is chemicals used in hair coloring dye bad for brain? Do the coloring of hairs affect existing black hairs?
HAIR DYE: No. It's does not affect the brain. Only colors the nonblack hairs. ...Read more
My dad suffers from cold with heavy sneezes whenever he uses hair dye. Please suggest me if any medicine available. Thanking you?
I used a hair dye that apparently has PPD in it...and I keep seeing online things about PPD and Tuberculosis? Does this mean I'm going to get TB?
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
I have been suffering with sores on my scalp for about 3 weeks now. They started after using a home hair dye on myself. The soars get rather large then real painful but do go away after a few days. Although more keep reoccurring. This last week my lymph
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Hair Dyes: Hair dyes can lead to both skin irritation (contact dermatitis) & allergic reactions. This is largely because some dyes contain parphenylendiamine. The skin that was in contact with the dye may become dry, red, swollen, blistered, cracked or pustules are sometimes seen. An allergic reaction may lead to generalized itching, facial/ scalp swelling or in some severe cases to anaphylaxis. ...Read more
That would depend on: The contents of the specific product & the amount ingested. For accidental ingestion of this or any other possibly toxic product call poison control at 1-800-222-1222 or be evaluated at your nearest emergency room. If someone is considering a deliberate ingestion of hair dye- they should seek psychiatric evaluation. ...Read more
Patch testing: Quite a number of hair dyes are notorious allergens. If you read the small print on the dye, it warns of reactions. If you develop a rash and/or severe itching on your neck, upper back and/or your forehead and eyelids initially a week after dyeing your hair and with time the interval getting shorter, odds are significant. For diagnosis, see an allergist/immunologist for patch testing. ...Read more