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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What can I do if i had an allergic reaction to hair dye?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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

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Burns (Definition)

Burns is a condition in which a person has damage to his body due to excessive heat, such as being scalded by boiling water, being branded by touching a hot frying pan, or being burned by his clothes catching on fire. Chemical burns (such as those caused by lye or acid) and electrical burns (from live wires) ...Read more


Dr. Mark Weisberg
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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!

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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!

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

Dr. Lee Perry
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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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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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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How to stop scalp weeping from an allergy to hair dye?

Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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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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Dr. Gary Steven
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How can I stop scalp weeping from hair dye allergy?

Dr. Gary Steven
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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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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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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?

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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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?

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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Dr. Michael Fisher
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Can hair dye cause a yeast infection on the scalp?

Dr. Michael Fisher
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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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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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?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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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?

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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