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Hair Dye Allergy - Reaction on Ears

By HERWriter March 10, 2016 - 11:55am
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Hello! I've been box dying my hair for years. I almost always use the same brand. This time, when I dyed my hair, i got a horrible reaction on my ears. They're swollen, red and very itchy, and have been this way for several days now. Why did I have a reaction to the dye this time, but not in the past? Was it because I used a different, darker color than I normally would use? What can I do to soothe the irritation? Thanks!

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Hi Kaitlyn,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community.

As weird as it is, developing a sudden allergy is fairly common. If your symptoms haven't subsided, perhaps you should visit an urgent care facility.  Make sure to  bring information on the product with you.

Here is some additional information for you to review:  Allergic Reaction to Hair Dye

Be well,


March 10, 2016 - 3:26pm
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