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Had bad experience at salon after hair coloring. Are store hair dyes safer for your scalp and hair? Tyvm

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

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Right side of head numb, feel confused, lightheaded especially when walking or laying head back. Been to er said just did a CT no dye. What is this?

Right side of head numb, feel confused, lightheaded especially when walking or laying head back. Been to er said just did a CT no dye. What is this?

Follow-up needed: Your symptoms are concerning and a follow-up from the ER is needed. CT w/o contrast is limited and further imaging may be needed. Symptoms as stated could be medication related, neurologic, blocked carotids or cardiac in etiology. I would get in with your family doc to figure it out ...Read more

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After applying hair color my head is throbbing and there is numbness in my scalp?

After applying hair color my head is throbbing and there is numbness in my scalp?

Could be allergic: You could be allergic to the hair dye. Try a different brand or a different type. You could also be keeping it in your hair too long. ...Read more

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I used a little bit of hair dye and now half my head is swollen. It's been three days already. How long before it subsides?

I used a little bit of hair dye and now half my head is swollen. It's been three days already. How long before it subsides?

Allergy to dye: You have developed a contact allergy to the hair dye, you need to see a doctor to prescribe to you medications to calm the inflammation down. Don't neglect this, you may lose hair if untreated. ...Read more

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Iam having head heaviness right now. I had my hair dye last friday and was told not to wash it for three days. Yesrterday was the 3rd day and when?

Iam having head heaviness right now. I had my hair dye last friday and was told not to wash it for three days. Yesrterday was the 3rd day and when?

Headache: May or may not be related:

Here is some general information on headaches.
For specific advice and diagnosis please see a doctor licensed in your area.

https://patient. Info/health/migraine-leaflet ...Read more

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When you dye ur hair and when u wait for that 20 mins. What happens if your head starts burning & is kinda itchy. My head isn't sensitive or anything.

When you dye ur hair and when u wait for that 20 mins. What happens if your head starts burning & is kinda itchy. My head isn't sensitive or anything.

Allergy or Chem Burn: The chemicals in hair color can be rather harsh and many people can have an allergic reaction or get a chemical burn from them. The instructions should be followed closely. If it was just burning that might be chemical but itching could be allergy. Be very cautious the next time you use it and do a test as directed since an allergy could be very serious. ...Read more

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Can hair dye cause zits on my head?

Can hair dye cause zits on my head?

Possibly.: 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

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How does hair dye hurt your head? Does dying your hair cause brain tumors?

How does hair dye hurt your head? Does dying your hair cause brain tumors?

Barely possible: Some hair dyes contain chemicals that are suspected carcinogens, and these might (not will, just 'might') cause cancers, including brain tumors. This is not an issue of the dye going straight to the brain because it is applied to the head; the dye would have to be absorbed and then get into the bloodstream to get to cells. ...Read more

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I have had a hair dye reaction my head has lumps on it, glands are raised and hard, Ears are weeping and red itchy skin any suggestions to help?

I have had a hair dye reaction my head has lumps on it, glands are raised and hard, Ears are weeping and red itchy skin any suggestions to help?

Yes: See your doctor or a dermatologist, you have severe eczema and external ear infection, you need to be examined and you will need prescription medications, if you can't reach your doctor go to urgent care or ER, best wishes ...Read more

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Any danger using or touching hair dye often?

Any danger using or touching hair dye often?

Yes, most dyes TOXIC: This is a great question. Few people (including doctors) realize how toxic most hair dyes are. Hair dyes can cause asthma & allergic reactions and are associated with increased risk of certain cancers (like non-hodgkin's lymphoma) & primary biliary cirrhosis, a lethal condition. However, not all dyes are equally toxic- there are safe alternatives like henna. See www. Squidoo. Com/hairdyedangers. ...Read more

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What chemicals in hair dye can have consequences for your health?

What chemicals in hair dye can have consequences for your health?

PPDE: Most common cause of allergic reaction or contact dermatitis to hair dye is ppde (para-phenylenediamine). This can cause mild to severe reactions ranging from redness, swelling and itching of the scalp, eyes, and skin around the hairline to severe anaphylactic reaction. Hairdressers who are allergic can also develop rash of their hands. Only cure is to avoid this chemical. ...Read more

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How can I remove hair dye from skin?

How can I remove hair dye from skin?

Removing hair dye: From skin. You can purchase a haircolor stain remover from a beauty supply store. Or apply cigar or cigarette ash to a moist washcloth and gently rub it over the stained skin. Or you can use Hydrogen Peroxide (2% by volume) to lighten the stain. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hair dye poisoning?

What are the symptoms of hair dye poisoning?

Hair Dyes: 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

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What are the signs that you are allergic to hair dye?

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 more

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What could have caused me to be allergic to hair dye?

What could have caused me to be allergic to hair dye?

PPD: The most common allergy in hair dye is para-phenylenediamine (ppd). Interestingly, this allergy can also be seen in patients with a sulfa allergy. Some people just become allergic. ...Read more

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Allergic to hair dye, how do I make the symptoms go away?

Allergic to hair dye, how do I make the symptoms go away?

Avoidance: Avoidance is the only answer. For the acute situation, a potent topical cortisone lotion or spray (by rx) would be the answer. ...Read more

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What can I do if I had an allergic to hair dye? How to make the symptoms go away?

What can I do if I had an allergic to hair dye? How to make the symptoms go away?

Challenging: Contact dermatitis to p-phenylene diamine is one of the most common allergies to hair dye. Symptoms are usually a red itchy rash that persists sometimes up to a month. Avoidance is the most effective treatment, allergy patch testing can confirm. Sometimes, treatment can require oral prednisone, but this has potential side effects. Some can get allergy to preservatives in topical corticosteroids ...Read more

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Please tell me recommendations for being burned, hurt, scarred, etc. From a hair dye?

Please tell me recommendations for being burned, hurt, scarred, etc. From a hair dye?

Depends on depth: Typically a mild steroid cream may be applied until the inflammation is resolved. Occasionally more aggressive treatment may be required. Protection from he sun should be undertaken for 3-6 months. Avoid a curling iron or any other chemical, thermal or radiation damage while healing. ...Read more

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I am 54 and use hair dye but every time I get reaction and want to know what kind of dyes shall I use and what over-the-counter medecine I can use?

I am 54 and use hair dye but every time I get reaction and want to know what kind of dyes shall I use and what over-the-counter medecine I can use?

P-phenylenediamine: Common allergen in hair dye to avoid is p-phenylenediamine. This is also added to henna tattoos to make them darker on the skin so avoid that if this is truly your allergy. I believe that hair dyes made with vegetable dyes are your only options. Would love to hear if other physicians have some pearls. ...Read more

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Can hair dye cause cancer?

Can hair dye cause cancer?

Know of no: Studies that associating hair coloring with cancer. ...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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Is hair dye safe in 36 week of pregnancy?

Is hair dye safe in 36 week of pregnancy?

Probably safe: Http://www. Babycenter. Com/404_is-it-safe-to-color-my-hair-during-pregnancy_3273.bc I agree with the statements made on babycenter's website. While it mainly affects women in their first trimester, always keep in mind that the "natural" malformation rate is in the range of 3+ %. If your baby happens to have a malformation and you were exposed to a chemical believed to be safe, doubts may haunt you. ...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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Hair dye and breast milk?

Hair dye and breast milk?

Safe: There is no evidence that getting your hair dyed will harm a breast feeding baby. The chemicals are not significantly absorbed from your skin. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a slight reaction to hair dye for many people?

Is it normal to have a slight reaction to hair dye for many people?

Hair dye allergy: Hair dye is a fairly common cause of rash or contact dermatitis. Once sensitivity occurs, subsequent exposures may cause more severe rash. Avoid hair dye if you have rash after contact. It can take up to 2 to 3 days for the rash to develop after the exposure! ...Read more