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Shampoo For People With Allergies
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
I have a nut allergy and am worried about using shampoos & conditioners. Are there nut extracts in them?
Yes: Many hair product will have almond oil or almond extract. Usually, it is prominently on the label. Look for it. Read more
Several: There are several over the counter lines of products that are hypoallergenic. Try vanicream and exederm. Read more
Depends: On which nuts you are allergic to. To be on the safest side you should avoid all nut oils. Read more
I have allergy with shampoo my skin is getting as dots some of my skin gets black dots just I use sulfer soup that is less good what to do?
Avoid sulfa soap: First you need to change shampoo and in fact sulfa may cause intense local skin reactions if you are allergic to sulfa. A topical cortisone will likely help but you will need to get a rx for it. There may be other causes for your scalp problem especially if the lesions don't itch, . Read more
Not likely: Allergy to shampoo is of the contact type, and will therefore affect the skin long before it affects the lymph nodes. If you don't have a significant rash all over your scalp (the areas that come into contact with the shampoo), the swollen lymph nodes are probably not related to the shampoo. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doubtful: The two are unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: But there are also other causes.Get a more detailed answer ›
I use fragrance free products. I've been patch tested for allergies. Still cant find shampoo, conditioner, soap or lotions that im not allergic to.?
Contact dermatitis: I recommend patients try Vanicream line of soaps, shampoos, etc if they have issues with contact dermatitis with various personal care products. It is devoid of most additives/fragrances and is usually tolerated even in patients with very sensitive skin. Try it out if you haven' t already, good luck! Read more
Can allergy cause me the tingling sensation in my palms. It happens when I use Herbal Essence Shampoo which I am using for the first time...! thanks?
Irritation: In the absence of itching, irritation from the shampoo is the more likely answer. A contact allergy to the shampoo does not show symptoms until 24 to 72 hrs later and is often associated with small blisters and intense itching. Read more
No: Celiac disease (gluten sensitivity) is an immune-mediated inflammation of the small intestine caused by sensitivity to dietary gluten and related proteins in people who have a genetic predisposition. These proteins have to be eaten or ingested to cause symptoms therefore topical preparations should not be an issue. Read more
I have hives all over. If this is caused from shampoo allergy how long will it take for hives to go away? Antihistamines not working.
If I have allergies to pollen, then will shampoos, lotions, etc with ingredients like lavender, chammomile and other flower extracts bother me?
Toddler itches, breaks out during bath b4 any soaps/shampoo are applied. Has reacted this way in other tubs. Allergy towards something in water?
Mgt and workup: I would advise using a very basic soap such as white Dove soap. Avoid all perfumed products including shampoo. The reaction may also be to cleaning products and using natural cleaning products and rinsing the tub well prior to bath time may help. I would suggest an antihistamine and evaluation. Read more
Difference btwn an allergy and sensitivity? I get hay fever symptoms every time I visit the salon. I think it is due to an ingredient in the shampoo.
Sensitivity: You can get allergy like symptoms from both allergic and nonallergic causes. Most likely your sensitivity to the chemicals in the air at the salon is nonallergic. That being said, if you have allergies to things like pollens and dust mites then your eyes and nose will be more "sensitive" or more easily irritated by those chemicals in the air. Allergy is a very specific kind of sensitivity. Read more
How do you classify sodium laureth sulfate. I am allergic to sulfa and I need to know if my shampoo and body wash are causing me problems. One of my symptoms to food allergies is that I have no energy. Lately I have had no energy. Could I be absorbing it
Coconut allergy (IgE blood test +).Had trouble breathing after using shampoo & body wash. Is this just random asthma symptom or could it be allergy?
If you used a: Product with coconut oil in it, that could be an allergy. There also could be a reaction to tree nuts in someone with a coconut allergy. So look at the ingredients of the products you are using carefully. If you're not sure about something, you can ask your allergist/primary care doctor. Read more
Use hubby' dandruff shampoo Wed/Thurs. End of bottle marbled color like old. Thurs aft itch & RED where ear touches scalp & into hair. Walk In rx'd hydrocortisone 2.5%. Itch gone still pink. Allergy?
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