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Reaction on skin due to use of hair color, cure for grey hairs - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi XXXX
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi Doctor
User :   I have the Gray Hair problem. It is too much. I am using the hair color - Revlon Amonia Free. But this time got a reaction on the skin. Donno what to do.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   How old are you and what work do you do?
Doctor :   are you exposed to any chemicals at work?
User :   I am 30 years old
User :   Working as a Network Engineer
Doctor :   Have you used this particular - Revlon before?
User :   yes I am using it from 2 - 3 years
Doctor :   can you pls describe what has happened this time-
Doctor :   are you having rahses/ itching?
User :   yes
User :   I had itching a lot
Doctor :   how many days has it been?
User :   on the ear.. and then a liquid started comming out
User :   showed to a doctor who gave a ointment and it has been cured
Doctor :   ok- so you dont have any problem right now?
User :   but the main problem is the white hair. for that i hav to use the color. so donno what to do for that
Doctor :   ok-
Doctor :   what you can do is try a different brans- under supervision
Doctor :   the hair colors
Doctor :   usually recommend you to put a little bit on your hand first
Doctor :   to make sure there is no allergic reaction- before applying it on your head
User :   ok.. but anything can be done for white hair.. to go off
Doctor :   did you do that?
User :   yes I did that before
Doctor :   No, XXXXX - there is no option other than dying
Doctor :   it could have been a problem with the batch-
Doctor :   so always test a dye- by applying it to your hand every time
Doctor :   even if you have used it before
User :   yes i think problem could be with the batch
Doctor :   try a new bottle- on your hand
Doctor :   and apply only if there is no reaction- even with slightest itching don't use it
Doctor :   or you can try natural dyes like mehendi- again after testing
User :   mehendi I used it before but it doent become black, all hair become redish in color. so i started using the dye
Doctor :   ok- try a few different brands/ organic dyes- i'm not sure about the brands- but they may be available
Doctor :   in organic stores
Doctor :   the organic dyes
User :   what is organic dyes ?
Doctor :   those are made form natural sources without added chemicals
Doctor :   so they are less likely to cause allergy
User :   any example ?
Doctor :   pure mehindi is one; I am not sure about the brand names of black dye
Doctor :   you can find them in the organic beauty stores
User :   ok.. for stopping of grey hair or reducing them any advice ?
Doctor :   there is no medicine for grey hairs- it is genetic
Doctor :   you can only cover it up with dyes
User :   I have till now spent 25 - 30 thousand for that .. but still no help. If you can guide me something I am ready to pay for that..
Doctor :   dont waste your money on trying to cure it XXXXX - there is no cure for that
Doctor :   you can only dye it, in my opinion you should not 't trust any therapies that claim to cure grey hairs
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   before only hair was grey.. now even beard has started to become greay. it feels very bad to go in people like that. it is affecting very much and feel very sad and also feel like not mixing with other people rather feel like not going out in groups only
Doctor :   ok- what you can do is maintain a clean shaven look and dye your hair regularly- get it done a a professional saloon for better results
User :   now i am having moustache.. if they also turn grey than ?
Doctor :   and dont worry so much about it- I know it makes you feel very conscious-
Doctor :   but you should understand that it is only a part of your appearance and not everything about your appearance
User :   I shave once in two days. Daily shaving will also have bad effect on skin na..
Doctor :   no- it wilnot
Doctor :   as long as you make sure the blade is sharp enough and clean
Doctor :   dont use the same blade for more than 2-3 days and wash it thoroughly with hot water after each shave
Doctor :   it causes problems - if the blade is not sharp or clean enough?
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
User :   ok
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   welcome , XXXX
Doctor :   bye
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