Suggest treatment for itching on scalp and face after using hair dye

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Posted on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Iam suffering from itching in my scalp and face due to hairdye. I consulted a Skin specialist and using medicine. its reduced while using medicine. But it's coming again after completion of course. I consulted 2 skinspecialists but no use. I didnt understand how to get rid of this itching
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Answered by Dr. Ilyas Patel 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Irritant contact dermatitis most probably

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to HCM..

After reading history given by you, I could come to the diagnosis of irritant contact dermatitis. Please post the photos of affected part,so that I can give proper advice.
I can understand your concern for relapse of the disease after completion of the treatment.

I would like to answers of following questions..

- did you apply hair XXXXXXX for the first time?
- which XXXXXXX you used?
- do you work under sun?
- had you exposure to sunrays?
- do have burning along with itching?
- which parts are affected..scalp,face,fore head,neck?
- any history of allergy to anything?
- history of any skin or internal disease?
- past history of any disease?
- bad habit of alcohol ,tobbacco or smoking?
- please describe the lesions..reddish,papular,oozing,crusted..etc

Please answe above questions and post the photos of affected parts.

Awaiting your reply..

Thanks.

Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Shanthi.E
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Follow up: Dr. Ilyas Patel 2 hours later
Hi Sir,

Please find below answers
did you apply hair XXXXXXX for the first time?
I applied many times. but hair saloon guy used to apply hair XXXXXXX from his own shop. But one time as he doesn't have stock he told me to buy from outside shop. I bought from othershop. The shop keeper gave me ammonia based hairdye. I was not aware of ammonia, non-ammonia hairdyes. The saloon guy applied the hairdye that i bought from outside . After 2 days the itching started. Initially it was on my head later it spreads little to my face.

- which XXXXXXX you used?
some ammonia based XXXXXXX powder. I havent remembered name.
- do you work under sun?
No, i workd under AC
- had you exposure to sunrays?
no
- do have burning along with itching?
no
- which parts are affected..scalp,face,fore head,neck?
scalp, little itching on face
- any history of allergy to anything?
no
- history of any skin or internal disease?
no
- past history of any disease?
no
- bad habit of alcohol ,tobbacco or smoking?
no
- please describe the lesions..reddish, papular,oozing,crusted..etc
its only light itching - no lesions,reddish, papular or oozing, crusted
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Answered by Dr. Ilyas Patel 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Irritant contact dermatitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome back...

Thanks for answers. You do not have lesions on scalp and face, only itching is there. And that causes discomfort..right? It is true that the culprit is a hair XXXXXXX Now onward, never use it. The itchy sensation might be reduced gradually. Kindly have patience.

I would like to suggest as follow to get relief...

- please have trimming of hairs, so that most of the XXXXXXX particles get removed
- antihistaminics like levocetirizine
- oral steroids like deflacort in tappering dose
- avoid sun exposure
- cleanse the scalp with savlon liq
- have patience

I hope this would help you. Still,any query,feel free to ask.

Thanks.

Wishing you early recovery.

Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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