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Skin help I am indian and have olive brown skin and never get any allerigies and always have nice skin

Answered 2 years ago

Last friday we camped in the backyard and on the same day i dyed my hair and tried a new cheap curling iron ordered online most likely from china
I woke up on sat with two red itchy dots on neck and by sunday it was a rash (half an a4 paper size) i went to chemist and got some cream
Then i got it on both arms
Now a dot on thumb
I did get my nails done after rash started so def not nails
I havnt tried anything new
I dye my hair many times using box dye
The only new thing is curling iron
One week later and im still getting a few small spots. So im thinking its contact dermatitis. Its nowhere else except now a little bit on back of neck, and started from arms to now upper arms
It was at the front of the neck at the start
Im worried as i never get anything like this
One week later and its gone from neck but now a new area near my calves (just one leg) im seeing dermatologist on monday but freaking out
Has anyone experienced this? Im 37 and never had an allergy.. i grew up on a farm so was exposed to a lot.


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2 years ago
Covid has rash responses too, just read on bbc

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2 years ago
Ofcourse someone was going to say this. No its not covid

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2 years ago
If you read the hair dye box, some instructions say you need to spot test the dye on a small patch of skin 24 hours beforehand. Even your regular dye, possibly because batches may vary. Your rash maybe related to your dye, or you may have been bitten by something when camping. All you can do is see the pharmacist or doctor. They may suggest an antihistamine. Goodluck

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2 years ago
Ive been on antihistimines for a week
With a box dye— would it br normal to get it on arms and front of neck (like where my necklace falls) and then four days later on arms

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2 years ago
You'll need to see your GP for a thorough investigation. Allergic reactions can be broad. Try calling the 1800 Healthline, you might be able to get more info before you see your doctor again. Your pharmacist may also have further info for you. Goodluck

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2 years ago
An allergic reaction can occur all over. I would suggest a visit to your gp for stronger antihistamines.