(Closed) Apparently I'm allergic to hair dye.

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
35 posts

Benadryl will help if it’s an allergic reaction. 

Post # 3
975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

ImaStarr:  If it gets any worse than just itchy see a doctor ASAP!

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“NCIS” star PAULEY PERRETTE nearly needed a crime scene investigation of her own after being hospitalized from hair dye trauma.

Post # 4
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Idon’t have this but my Darling Husband does.  He used benadryl and aveeno lotion (he dyes his beard).  Now he uses dyes that don’t have PPD’s in them (he buys them at the natural health stores).

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by  tcgstar.
Post # 5
3277 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Yeah this happens to me every time. I just take benadryl and it usually gets better in a few hours. 

Post # 6
819 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 1984

ImaStarr: You can also take a non-drowsy antihistamine like Reactine, Claritin, Allegra, etc. These products will eliminate allergy symptoms for 12 hours without causing drowsiness. 

Post # 7
3130 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

ImaStarr:  I would take a couple benadryl too! Should help with the itching. They knock me out tho- so make sure if you do take some that you don’t really have anything to do/need to drive.

Post # 8
5387 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

I’m allergic too!! It is seriously awful. My scalp would ooze puss and scab up. I would also swell to the size of a basketball. I had to go to the ER because it was so bad. I looked a little worse than Pualy because I couldn’t open my eye and looked like I had a huge tumor off the side of my head. Before I went to the ER I had gone to the doctor about it the previous year and he gave me meds. I didn’t realize at the time it was because of the hair dye so that is when I dyed my hair again and it landed me in the ER. I’m crazy so I decided to dye my hair all over brown because that is my natural color (I’m not allergic to blonde) so I got the at home dye, bought a whole box of benadryl and took it while I dyed my hair. Since then my hair has not been touched in 4 years!!

Since I’m allergic to brown hair dye and also henna tattoos, the er doc said that I was allergic to an iodite in those colors so I am also allergic to iodine so I have to let doctors know when I go in for a procedure or something!

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