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Allergies

Hair dye allergic reaction

05/04/2009

Question:

I use to dye my hair every month for like 6 months, and the last time I did it my head got very swollen, and ever since then my head still swollen not as it did the first time but I felt tightness around my head is there any treatment for this?

Answer:

This could be a reaction to the hair dye.  To confirm you should see an allergy specialist who could do patch testing.  Otherwise I would avoid the hair dye.

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Response by:

Jonathan   Bernstein, MD Jonathan Bernstein, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati