Q. I have dark pigmentation in my forehead. Is it due to hair dye allergy?

Answered by
Dr. Amolkumar W. Diwan
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 09, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am a 20-year-old male. I have dark color in my forehead. I do not know why this happens to me? I use dye for my white hair, on behalf of this do my forehead look like this? Please suggest.



Welcome to

As you said, you have your face dark colored, it can be natural. But as you said you are in habit of coloring your hair, it can be possibly an allergic reaction to the color ingredients or the soap you are using. It can be an allergy to any cosmetic creams or powders if you are using any. You have not specified any other allergic symptoms like itching after color, or any dark colored patches anywhere over the body. Because itching anywhere on body is a sign of an allergy. So I advise you, next time when you use any colorant, always do a skin allergy test before use.

Also, do an allergy test to rule out any other allergies. Avoidance of the allergen is the best treatment of allergy. So, avoid using any creams or powders as cosmetics. Even after avoiding the allergen, you still have symptoms then you should consult a dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment.

I hope this helps.

The Probable causes:

Any allergen.

Investigations to be done:

Skin allergy test.

Treatment plan:

Antihistamines and steroids cream.

Preventive measures:

Avoid cosmetic creams, powders and soaps.

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
Can you help with my daughter's low platelet count?

.. is having low platelet count and blue blotch over the body. The skin discoloration can be from low platelet as thrombocytopenia can lead mucosal bleeding. If it seems cyanotic patches on examination then cardiac, respiratory and vascular causes n...   Read full

What are these small red itchy bumps around my groin?

.. more information on your problem. Since how long do you have this problem? Is there any skin discoloration seen? Kindly let me know above details. Also, if possible kindly upload a picture of inner thigh region. Revert back with the asked details...   Read full

How to remove the pigmentation on face?

I am using sunscreen lotion now ... Could you please suggest any sunscreen lotion from medical ground ...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

Monkeypox Virus - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Complications, and Prevention
Monkeypox is a zoonotic viral disease. This virus got its name as it was first noticed in laboratory monkeys in the late...  Read more»
Tomato Fever - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Tomato fever is an unidentified and fast-spreading type of viral infection seen in young children. Scroll down to know m...  Read more»
Histrionic Personality Disorder - Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Histrionic personality disorder causes variations in the thinking ability of a person. Read this article to know more.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an Allergy Specialist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.