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Pregnant. Hair straightening. Should I fear chemicals? Can I go for it? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good afternoon
User:good afternoon doctor
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:iam 6 months preganant
User:in my recent visit to my doctor, i cheked with her if i can go ahead to do my hair starighting
User:she told yes
Doctor:Please proceed further
User:but iam getting a mixed feedback abt the same from ppl. Though noon ehas exp or heard anythg bad abt the same,,but are scared
User:wat to do
Doctor:The only reason to avoid it would be to avoid mishap or heat burns when it is being done
Doctor:There is a possibility of accident there
Doctor:Yes, the straightening machine may accidentally touch your neck or other parts and cause scalds
User:ok, the chemical mixing with my blood,,,n all such theory
Doctor:No, not that
User:but iam failing to understand how it wil be mixed to my blood,,its being applied on my haor
Doctor:I do not think it will mix with your blood
Doctor:I am only talking about the physical accidents that may occur at the parlour while they do the straightening
Doctor:And you are six months
Doctor:It is better to avoid crowded or places where injuries are likely to happen
Doctor:Hope you are understanding my point
User:is that all?
Doctor:The chemical does not enter your blood in any way
Doctor:If you are doing it first time, there is a possibility of allergy as well.
User:yeah, my doctor as long as you can tollerate the smell of the chemicals its fine
Doctor:or reaction of your scalp or hair to the chemical
User:no,,this is my 8th time
Doctor:Then you should just take care of the accidents that may be expected
Doctor:Visit the parlour in the free hours
Doctor:So that they have adequate time and there is no hurry in doing it
Doctor:You can do it
User:ru aware of the name of the chemical used for starighting?
Doctor:I am sorry
User:ok,,,no prob
User:fine,,thanx for your advice
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Bye for now
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