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Hair Dye Burns Scalp
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
I have hair dye issue, where it must have irratated\burned my scalp it's almost peeling. Its now dry, but greasy; and hurts/burns; ears/neck itch bad?
Scalp dermatitis?: Had to tell whether this is chemical irritation/burn, or allergy to the hair dye. Both are common. Best to see a doctor. You could try an over-the-counter steroid cream (hydrocortisone), but a doctor might prescribe more effective treatment, and can confirm the diagnosis. Sometimes a reaction like this uncovers an underlying skin problem, made worse by the hair dye but needing different treatment. Read more
I think I am experiencing a chemical burn or allergic reaction after using hair dye. My scalp has sores that are weeping. I do have Seborrheic Dermatitis. What can I do at home?
Exam needed: Reactions to hair dye do occur and will resolve after a period of time. Since you have more than redness or itching, I recommend that you be examined by your physician or a dermatologist to see if secondary infection is present and if so, appropriate treatment can be started. In the meantime apply warm soaks and, if possible, apply a combination of antibacterial and cortisone type cream until seen Read more
Had bad experience at salon after hair coloring. Are store hair dyes safer for your scalp and hair? Tyvm
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
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
You must: See a dermatologistGet a more detailed answer ›
Sometimes: 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
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 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
Does ketoconazole shampoo become less effective with consistent use over years? Currently very effective for sd on scalp. Does it also strip hair dye?
No: Will continue to be effective. Does not strip color. Read more
I think I'm allergic to hair dye, when I get it dyed I get an extremely itchy scalp and fluid filled bumps. What can I do to help the problem?
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?
Itchy scalp&skin from hair dye. No visible reaction. Can it get worse/serious? Chlorpheniramine (antihistamine) tablets available here. Safe to use?
Had sores on scalp from hair dye. Now have dry flaky scalp and small circles of dry peeling skin on arms, legs, neck and feet?
Uncertain.: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. Read more
Depends: The healing depends upon the ingredients. You should go to the Emergency room immediately or see a Plastic Surgeon right away Read more
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?
Bleached my hair twice & it got on my scalp & my neck & collar bone & now the inside of my body hurts & burns so does the scalp of my head wh. Is that?
Irritation: Bleaching involves some irritation and each person has a different threshold. However if you bleach it more than the frequency recommended by the manufacturer, you may end up irritating the skin and thus the discomfort. Try some topical Hydrocortisone cream to calm it down. See a doctor for a more potent cream or even oral cortisone if needed. What part inside of body hurts? Read more
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