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And it’s not just black henna tattoos youmight beallergic to. Bickerstaffe warns: “The reaction can lead tocontact dermatitis and may mean that your skin is more susceptible to reacting to other PPD products, such as hair dye, in the future.”

This means that if you come into contact with PPD again in the future, even years later, you can have a very serious allergic reaction. Allergic reactions can get worse over time, and youmight not even realise https://www.canadagoosepark.com you have become sensitised.

buy canada goose jacket cheap This happened buy canada goose jacket to a British woman, who tragically died in 2012 aftersuffering a bad allergic reaction to a hair dye that she had used before. buy canada goose jacket cheap

The inquest into Julie McCabe’s death heard that 5 years earlier she had had a black henna tattoo abroad. Since then, she had used her regular hair dye several times and experienced some reactions, such as itching and rashes. Tragically, the last time she used the hair dye, she had a very serious anaphylactic reaction and died.

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“You must follow the hair buy canada goose jacket cheap dye instructions carefully, particularly regarding the Allergy Alert Test.”

Bickerstaffe advises getting tested to see if you have become sensitised to PPD. “If your skin reacts to black henna, then seek advice and a patch test from your doctor or dermatologist,” she says.

“The patch test will help determine whether the reaction was due to PPD and therefore whether you should avoid hair dye. It is unlikely you will be able to use permanent hair dye again after reacting to black henna.”

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Canada Goose Outlet “If you react to an Allergy Alert Test, you must not go on and colour your hair, and you should contact the manufacturer,” says Dr Flower. “Although it does require a dermatologist to confirm a diagnosis of allergy or sensitisation to PPD, a reaction to either a black temporary tattoo or to an Allergy Alert Test must not be ignored.” Canada Goose Outlet

There will be a careline or helpline number on the hair dye pack for you to call. “This means the manufacturer will be aware that someone has experienced a reaction to their product,” explains Dr Flower.

“They will then be able to advise further on what action to take next,which will probably involve contacting your GP.”

Your cheap canada goose jackets GP may refer you to cheap canada goose uk a skin specialist, such as canada goose clearance sale a dermatologist, who can diagnose the cause, advise on how to treat it and help you to avoid future reactions.

If you have had a black temporary tattoo in the past, try not to worry. Don’t have another one, and remember to follow the instructions, particularly the Allergy Alert Test,if you use hair dye.

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