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Had Piriton For Allergy Reaction To Hair Dye Will I Be Allright
Itchy scalp&skin from hair dye. No visible reaction. Can it get worse/serious? Chlorpheniramine (antihistamine) tablets available here. Safe to use?
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
Avoidance: There is no treatment for contact allergy other than avoidance and oral steroids. Because of side effects, long-term or repeated doses of steroids is not a good idea. If you've developed a contact allergy to a hair dye, the only reasonable thing to do is stop using it. Patch testing by an allergist can help you figure out which dyes you should avoid. ...Read more
Steroids: I think you need immediate attention, this is a serious allergy and can cause loss of hair and patchy hair if you do not treat it properly. Go see a doctor immediately. ...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
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
I have an allergy rash from hair dye. I have been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for a few days and it has still not completely gone away. What should I do?
Hair dye allergy. Given iterax and prednisone fter 1 day, blisters dry up and startng to flake, but fave is swelling. Is this normal?
Contact Dermatitis: Acute allergic contact dermatitis to hair dye causes lesions that consist of red, swollen, scaly plaques with evidence of fluid filled blisters in severe cases. Swelling may be prominent in areas in which the skin is thin such as the eyelids and lips on the face. Avoidance of triggers is the primary treatment followed by topical steroid creams and if severe oral steroids. See Allergist for details ...Read more
Patch Test: To test for allergy to hair dye, a small patch containing the hair dye chemical is placed on the skin and held in place by tape for 48 to 72 hours. After removal, the doctor will look for a local reaction where the hair dye contacted the skin to diagnose allergy to the dye (phenylenediamine). ...Read more
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
I have a severe allergie to PPD in hair dyes. I have heard a few things about people who are allergic to PPD can be to epidurals. Is this true?
Does piriton allergy tablets cause breathing problems? I've been experiencing breathing difficulties since I've taken them.
No: Piriton is the uk version of chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine which is safe and has been available over the counter in the usa for decades. It can make your secretions dry and thick, so if you has asthma, it could make it worse, but that's true of all antihistamines, not just piriton. If you're short of breath, please seek medical help! ...Read more
Can I drink alcohol with these drugs I'm taking? Propranolol, carbimazole, piriton allergy tablets and morphine.
Put health before: Perception of beauty. Listen to your body. Avoid any future use of that product. ...Read more
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
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
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
Since I had the reaction to hair dye, my rash is weeping clear fluids and I scratched my foot too hard and now it also is weeping. Is this normal?
If I am having an reaction to hair dye how long will the symptoms last after getting my hair done?
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
I'm proned 2 allergic reactions but never a reaction to tattoo/hair dye. I just got a tattoo & hair dyed on same day (diff. Colors) will this harm me?
Is Gentian Violet safe to use as an alternative hair dye? Pros and cons? Possibility of reaction?
I had an allergic reaction to my hair dye so they said next time they'd 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
I am 54 and use hair dye but every time I get reaction and want to know what kind of dyes shall I use and what over-the-counter medecine I can use?
P-phenylenediamine: Common allergen in hair dye to avoid is p-phenylenediamine. This is also added to henna tattoos to make them darker on the skin so avoid that if this is truly your allergy. I believe that hair dyes made with vegetable dyes are your only options. Would love to hear if other physicians have some pearls. ...Read more
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