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Hair Dye Rash
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?
Get treatment: I would seek medical attention sooner than later than it may leave long-lasting effects on your scalp. Seek medical attention for it. You need topical and maybe oral steroids and stop using hair dye until you have a patch test and determine the cause, consult an allergist. ...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?
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
My fifteen year old daughter has rash on her neck inside her hairline. What might I put on it to stop the itching & clear it up? She says it started when after she & her girlfriend dyed her hair a month or two ago. She says the dye burned her in a couple
It definitely sounds like an allergic reaction to the dye or possibly even a burn from the chemicals in the dye. Try over the counter Hydrocortisone cream to the area four times a day for about a week. If there is no improvement she should be seen by her primary care doctor or a dermatologist.
Best of luck. ...Read more
Dyed my hair an 48 hours later. I have a skin rash I believe itchy/red. Does it sound as thought that happened? How long do they last? How to soothe?
Allergy to Hair prod: They say when you hear hoofbeats, think horses not zebras, and in this case the timing is perfect for an allergy to your hair dye, But I am not actually sure that that is what happened because I cannot see the spot. What I would do is go see a dermatologist and have him test you to the solution with which you dye your hair. You advise on treatment for this problem. ...Read more
I dyed my hair and now my head itches and it has sores and when I itch my head it starts to leak and I have a rash all over my body?
Itchy scalp rash.: Allergy to chemicals found in hair coloring would typically be first noticed as an itchy red rash on the scalp or hairline. It is a condition called contact dermatitis. Blistering may occur. The face, neck, and eyelids may also be involved. Some people might get red swelling, such as hives in these areas as well. Diagnosis would involve a chemical patch test by an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That would depend on: The contents of the specific product & the amount ingested. For accidental ingestion of this or any other possibly toxic product call poison control at 1-800-222-1222 or be evaluated at your nearest emergency room. If someone is considering a deliberate ingestion of hair dye- they should seek psychiatric evaluation. ...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
Maybe: There is no clear data to say it is not safe however there is no data to say hair dye is safe--it isn't tested in that way. In theory, it should be safe, especially after the 1st trimester, but you should use your own judgment and consult with your obstetrician. ...Read more
Avoid if possible:
At least one study says no. Note: hair always gets a little damaged when applying color, even if you're going back to your natural hue. Both permanent and semi-permanent dyes contain hydrogen peroxide, which chemically changes the color of the hair pigment.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11982643. ...Read more
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
Put health before: Perception of beauty. Listen to your body. Avoid any future use of that product. ...Read more