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Is there a way to know if I am allergic to henna?

Is there a way to know if I am allergic to henna?

If you get a rash: If you get a bumpy rash around the site of the henna (similar to poison ivy), then you are probably allergic to henna. ...Read more

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Does henna block uv rays? Does it work like sunblock?

Does henna block uv rays? Does it work like sunblock?

Henna: This is a plant extract. I do not think it has any uv protection. It is dark in color so it does protect the skin under it to a certain extent. ...Read more

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Could sunlight worsen my allergy spot due to henna?

Could sunlight worsen my allergy spot due to henna?

Dark skin: If the henna irritation is recent the discoloration may worsen with sun exposure, you should wear a sun protecting cream ...Read more

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What are the adverse effects of applying mehndi ( henna ) after using loreal hair color ?

I DO NOT SEE THINK: ANY ADVERSE EFFECT. I ASSUME YOU ARE NOT APPLYING HENNA AND LOREAL HAIR COLOR ONE AFTER THE OTHER. HENNA WHEN FADES TURNS YOUR HAIR COLOR TO ORANGE . ...Read more

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I have swelling on my hands after applying mehndi(henna) with chemicals 2 weeks back.plz tell me how to reduce swelling?

I have swelling on my hands after applying mehndi(henna) with chemicals 2 weeks back.plz tell me how to reduce swelling?

Bad deal: looks like you had applied Mehndi with chemical PPD-very toxic. If it has been 2wks and still have swelling of hands Please see your PCP. you may need oral steroids like prednisone besides topical steroids. It can have toxic effect on your entire body. Urgent don't wait ...Read more

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Can you tell me can I get an allergic reaction from henna if i've already gotten a tattoo?

Can you tell me can I get an allergic reaction from henna if i've already gotten a tattoo?

Yes: A professional tattoo ink isn't henna so if you became allergic its not due to that ink however henna is not always safe. On occasion it causes a darkening of the skin, a thickening of the skin and allergic reactions on the skin. Henna allergy would cause itching, swelling and redness on the areas of application. If this is happening wash it off and do not use henna anymore ...Read more

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If I have an allergic reaction from black henna , will I have a bad one when getting a real tattoo ?

If I have an allergic reaction from black henna , will I have a bad one when getting a real tattoo ?

No: Henna is not related to the pigments used in tattooing although one can potentially become allergic to metallic pigments and other dyes used in tattooing. ...Read more

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