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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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Can you have a hair dye allergy?

Can you have a hair dye allergy?

Hair dye allergy: Definitely possible to be allergic to hair dye. Rash on scalp or around ears and back of neck after applying dye suggests allergy. ...Read more

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How can I stop scalp weeping from hair dye allergy?

How can I stop scalp weeping from hair dye allergy?

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

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How to stop scalp weeping from an allergy to hair dye?

How to stop scalp weeping from an allergy to  hair dye?

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

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How do I know if I have hair dye allergy?

How do I know if I have hair dye allergy?

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

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Nuralgia or hair dye allergy, how can I tell?

Nuralgia or hair dye allergy, how can I tell?

easiest solution: The easiest solution would be to see if it gets better after stopping the hair dye. Also, if it gets better with allergy medications, it probably is an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between a hair dye allergy or dermatitis?

How to tell the difference between a hair dye allergy or dermatitis?

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

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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?

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?

Rash too?: If scalp is red and itchy as part of the dye reaction, you may need application of topical steroid solution, or oral steroids, to calm down the reaction . These are prescriptions available through your primary doctor, or a dermatologist. ...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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Hair dye allergy. Given iterax and prednisone fter 1 day, blisters dry up and startng to flake, but fave is swelling. Is this normal?

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