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Headaches After Hair Dye
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 optical lymph node swollen on my right side, It keeps giving me a headache and dizziness. Got worse after I dyed my hair. I also have psoriasis?
Do U mean occipital: Well, either you're feeling a little embarrassed or I sure am because I've never heard of an OPTICAL lymph node and I don't even want to think about what could happen if such a thing became SWOLLEN! HA....But an occipital lymph node could indicate a bit of either a viral or bacterial infection and maybe that's related to your headache and dizziness more than the presence of the node. See your doc ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Does red hair dye have lead in it? I was told that hair dye has it. & especially l'oreal hicolor hilights have lead in it
No lead in dye: Current regulations does not allow lead.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 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
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
HAIR DYE STING:
SOME HAIR CAN STING ON THE INITIAL APPLICATION.
IF IT STILL STINGS, GET A DIFFERENT BRAND WITH DIFFERENT INGREDIENTS.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more
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
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
If I am having an reaction to hair dye how long will the symptoms last after getting my hair done?
If I have never had a reaction to home hair dye should I worry about one? Can I suddenly become allergic?
The culprit is a common chemical ingredient in permanent hair dyes, called para-phenylenediamine, or ppd. Ppd is found in more than two-thirds of commercial dyes, the researchers say, including many of the top-selling brands.
Patients with severe PPD reactions commonly develop painful rashes around the hair line or on the face, which often require treatment and can lead to hospitalization. ...Read more
Good evening. I ask yours for suggestions. Hair began to drop out strongly. I refused a hair-dye but they and drop out. Already considerably the hair?
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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