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Sores on scalp after dying and washing them, bleeding and pus. Taken benadryl. Is that a chemical burn?

I dyed my hair like two different colors the same day within a hour of eachother my hair was way to dark so i came home washed it three times and scrubbed my scalpt i didnt know there were sores now there bleeding and pussing should i wash my hair again or apply anything i took benedryl but there still there i think i got a chemical burn
Mon, 11 Nov 2013
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Hi

Looks like you have developed an allergic skin reaction to the hair colour.

Take oral antihistamines.
Use a topical steroid lotion . Apply to scalp daily.
Avoid using hair oil or any other irritants.

You may need oral antibiotics if there is any infection.
Take oral painkillers for associated discomfort.
This will help in reducing inflammation as well.
Avoid using the same hair color in future.

Hope it helps.

Dr Geetika Paul.
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