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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Skin Care and Diseases
Itchy lesions on scalp after using hair dye
About 5 days after using a new hair dye, I developed a red itchy number of bumps on my scalp. Is there a home remedy for this, or should I see a dermatologist?
It's best to see a dermatologist. This could be contact dermatitis from the hair dye which is not unusual. A prescription strength topical steroid as well as oral medications may be needed.
Elma D Baron, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Director, Skin Study Center
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University