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I developed itchy and dry skin after dyeing hair in salon. Can you have a look?

I developed itchy and dry skin after dyeing hair in salon. Can you have a look?

The following is an actual conversation between an iCliniq user and a doctor that has been reviewed and published as a Premium Q&A.

Answered by

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At June 19, 2018
Reviewed AtFebruary 23, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have a question about my skin condition. I have developed a really itchy and dry skin after I dyed my hair. Here are the symptoms. I do not know what the condition is as my appointment is months away. Can I attach pictures?

Answered by Dr. Suvash Sahu

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have seen your query and examined your given picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems you have developed allergic contact dermatitis to hair dye. Though you may not have had this on your previous exposure, from now onwards you may have a severe reaction to the dye. You can use topical 1 % Hydrocortisone cream local application twice daily and take tablet of Levocetirizine once daily for one week after consulting your dermatologist.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Suvash Sahu
Dr. Suvash Sahu

Dermatology

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