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Skin Care and Diseases

Itchy lesions on scalp after using hair dye

09/02/2008

Question:

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?

Answer:

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.

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Response by:

Elma D Baron, MD Elma D Baron, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Director, Skin Study Center
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University