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I bleached my hair and my forehead has swollen?

I bleached my hair and my forehead has swollen?

Allergic Contact: Sometimes the body might react when it is in touch with chemicals, and an inflammatory reaction develops.
This shows itself as swelling of the site of contact with the skin
Usually it settles in few days
But... you need to seek medical attention if you get worsening symptoms of swelling of your mouth or trouble breathing or body rash, or if swelling gets worse or you start feeling unwell. ...Read more

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I had hair bleach put in and my head feels swollen I have had it done before but not all over--it has been 24 hours since I have benedril and took ig?

I had hair bleach put in and my head feels swollen I have had it done before but not all over--it has been 24 hours since I have benedril and took ig?

Contact Dermatitis: Contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes red, sore, or inflamed after direct contact with a substance. There are two kinds of contact dermatitis: irritant or allergic. Treatment is with topical and oral prescription cortisone. ...Read more

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I'm 19 years old and im bleaching my hair every month. I feel pain in the middle of my head on the top...Is this a symptom that I will loose my hair?

I'm 19 years old and im bleaching my hair every month. I feel pain in the middle of my head on the top...Is this a symptom that I will loose my hair?

Reply: I guess by bleaching my hair", you mean facial hair, right. If yes then that's most likely not the cause of your headache and not known to be related to scalp hairloss. Try to find out what else is causing your headache. ...Read more

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My son dumped bleached flour on his head, then his eyes and lips were swollen for a day. He's very food selective (has global delays also). Celiacs?

My son dumped bleached flour on his head, then his eyes and lips were swollen for a day. He's very food selective (has global delays also). Celiacs?

Food allergies: What you are describing could be simple irritation from the food that went into his eyelids. I don't believe celiac presents in this way. For the global delay, you need to get him by his doctor because he might have sensory integration dysfunction or possible autism. ...Read more

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Dyed hair on monday and it is Wednesday now forehead and sides are swollen, taking benadryl (diphenhydramine) and cold compress, how long until swelling goes down?

Dyed hair on monday and it is Wednesday now forehead and sides are swollen, taking benadryl (diphenhydramine) and cold compress, how long until swelling goes down?

Dye sensitivity: Likely allergic to hair dye (usually the phenylenediamine component). This is a ''delayed hypersensitivity" unlikely to respond to benadryl (diphenhydramine) and unlikely to improve if exposure continues (wash out thoroughly). A physician would need to confirm by examination and patch testing to confirm. Treatment depends on severity. High potency topical steroid vs other topical immune suppressant vs other. ...Read more

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I have an itchy scalp and a large red itchy patch on my forehead. I also have swollen lymph nodes around my ear. I got my hair done last Wednesday.

I have an itchy scalp and a large red itchy patch on my forehead. I also have swollen lymph nodes around my ear. I got my hair done last Wednesday.

Dermatitis: If ALL the symptoms are on SAME side of your head and don't cross the midline then I'm worried about shingles which can later become painful. Starting treatment right away is critical
A chemical allergic reaction is also possible especially if your hair was dyed and should have it looked at. ...Read more

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Had hair bleached blonde today. Now I have blisters on scalp, swollen hands, mad with the itch on hands arms feet and groin area.

Had hair bleached blonde today. Now I have blisters on scalp, swollen hands, mad with the itch on hands arms feet and groin area.

See a dermatologist: Indicate that you have an urgent problem. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will only make you sleepy, not help your skin. You need diagnosis and probably corticosteroid pills + cream. Likely allergic reaction to something used on hair. ...Read more

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Sometimes I awake in the middle of the night thinking my forehead is swollen and my head hurts what could this be?

Sometimes I awake in the middle of the night thinking my forehead is swollen and my head hurts what could this be?

See doctor: Headaches that wake you from sleep should be evaluated by a physician. There might be many causes which might be related to other conditions which you might have. It could be something like cluster headaches but they should be evaluated to ensure it isn't something more serious ...Read more

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I bleached my hair last night and my scalp was biting so bad that I had to wash it out. Now I have 2 small scales should I be worried? Hey head itches

I bleached my hair last night and my scalp was biting so bad that I had to wash it out. Now I have 2 small scales should I be worried? Hey head itches

This is likely: A chemical burn from the product. Did you keep it in longer than recommended? This can be hard on both the scalp and hair. It is assumed that this discomfort will resolve. Don't place any harsh chemicals on your head/hair. ...Read more

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Swelling head from hair bleach it has been 24 hours and I am taking benedril will it get worse still?

Swelling head from hair bleach it has been 24 hours and I am taking benedril will it get worse still?

Inflammatory reactio: The symptoms that you are experiencing can settle down over time, however, you must have rinsed, washed off all the hair bleach products. Taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may relieve some of the itch symptoms. However, the swelling can persist for some time, until the reaction of the bleach on your scalp subsides, and slowly heals. ...Read more

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I used a little bit of hair dye and now half my head is swollen. It's been three days already. How long before it subsides?

I used a little bit of hair dye and now half my head is swollen. It's been three days already. How long before it subsides?

Allergy to dye: You have developed a contact allergy to the hair dye, you need to see a doctor to prescribe to you medications to calm the inflammation down. Don't neglect this, you may lose hair if untreated. ...Read more

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1 year ago a bleached my entire head and am also on acutane 5mg my hair thinned out to half over 2014 til now WHY? How can I get it back?!

1 year ago a bleached my entire head and am also on acutane 5mg my hair thinned out to half over 2014 til now WHY? How can I get it back?!

Depends: Multiple factors may be contributing to your thin hair. 1. Bleach 2. Hair loss or thinning can be a side effect of Isotretinoin. I would discuss your concerns with the Doctor giving you the Accutane. You may have to wait until you have finished the Accutane cycles to perceive good results. For now avoid bleaching hair, moisturize hair. Proper nutrition, exercise stress reduction ...Read more

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Head is scabbing due to chemical burns from hair bleach 2 weeks ago, I'm using antiseptic wash to stop the itch & e45 shampoo -is this ok?

Head is scabbing due to chemical burns from hair bleach 2 weeks ago, I'm using antiseptic wash to stop the itch & e45 shampoo -is this ok?

Scabs Beat Scabies: Scabbing is OK as long as there's no infection in there. You'd know that if it is unduly painful or getting more and more painful and there's increasing leakage or discharge. Wash gently and let the scab come of naturally. Don't pick at it (the only thing you should ever pick at is a guitar). If you have to cover it (e.g. you look like a resurrected zombie), do so loosely so the air can get at it. ...Read more