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What is the best ointment/cream to heal hair dye burns on the face? I have two very small burns because i didn't wipe it off right away and they hurt!

What is the best ointment/cream to heal hair dye burns on the face? I have two very small burns because i didn't wipe it off right away and they hurt!

Burn: The easiest thing you can do is apply neosporin which will act as barrier to prevent infection and allow healing to occur while help soothing the ache. If you continue with pain definitely consult your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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I had an allergic reaction to my hair dye and now my scalp if puffing up?

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

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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 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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Hi. I have odd orangish yellowish bumps on my scalp. They are very itchy and tend to bleed when I scratch them. I do not use hair dye. What's wrong?

Hi. I have odd orangish yellowish bumps on my scalp. They are very itchy and tend to bleed when I scratch them. I do not use hair dye. What's wrong?

See a dermatologist: Begin with an exam to define the nature of the problem. Treatment depends on this. A skin DR will help you. Be sure to indicate that you are in distress and need prompt attention. ...Read more

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Can hair dye cause a yeast infection on the scalp?

Can hair dye cause a yeast infection on the scalp?

Hair Dye: Hair dye in some patients can cause an allergic reaction which then alters barrier function of the skin. Once the barrier function is altered there can be a secondary infection with yeast or bacteria. ...Read more

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Itchy scalp&skin from hair dye.No visible reaction.can it get worse/serious?Chlorpheniramine (antihistamine) tablets available here.Safe to use?

Itchy scalp&skin from hair dye.No visible reaction.can it get worse/serious?Chlorpheniramine (antihistamine) tablets available here.Safe to use?

Yes: As I mentioned earlier, as long as you will not be driving or engaging in other complex or dangerous activity, it is okay to take antihistamine medication. ...Read more

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Is it okay to still dye my hair if I have scalp psoriasis?

Is it okay to still dye my hair if I have scalp psoriasis?

No dying: Psoriasis if active would be irritated by dying , respect your scalp , natural henna might give you happiness. ...Read more

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I shaved my hair off with clippers down to a 0. I have bumps on my scalp now and it itches and burns. What should I do?

I shaved my hair off with clippers down to a 0. I have bumps on my scalp now and it itches and burns. What should I do?

Moisturizer needed: Your hair protects your scalp from too much sunlight but also serves as a conduit for natural oils to be spread around your scalp. Massage your scalp once or twice daily with any good over the counter moisturizer such as Nivia ...Read more

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Burns (Definition)

To the skin and possibly deeper structures. 1st-degree is into the epidermis, or top layer of the skin. 2nd-degree is into the dermis, or bottom layer of the skin. 3rd-degree is all the way through the skin. 4th-degree is into deeper ...Read more


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