Improper hair dyeing leads to poisoning
Improper hair dyeing leads to poisoning. You know that your hair is damaged, and you are most sensitive to the skin. However, Ms. Wu, a citizen, caused numbness in her legs due to improper hair dyeing. The test results showed that the heavy metal in her body exceeded the standard, in other words, she was poisoned.
In fact, improper hair dyeing in addition to other common skin irritations can then cause too many unexpected serious illnesses.
A woman with dyed hair and poisoned legs and numb legs was hospitalized. Ms. Wu, a 40-year-old woman living in Hankou, had numbness in her legs for no more than two months.
After the various examinations were done, the doctor felt that the patient was very difficult.
Routine examination showed that everything was normal for Ms. Wu, and only EMG suggested that neurogenic injuries occurred in both lower extremities.
However, the doctors followed up on the medical history, and the suspected cause was eliminated, and the stalemate was surrounded by treatment.
On the morning of the third day after the hospitalization, the doctor made a routine rounds, and suddenly noticed Ms. Wu’s bright chestnut hair, her heart moved, and quickly asked if she had dyed her hair recently?
Ms. Wu said that she dyed it two months ago and said that she would feel numb legs shortly after dyeing her hair.
The doctor immediately arranged for Ms. Wu to take a blood sample and add a blood sample instead of a laboratory test for heavy metal content.
Sure enough, her blood mercury content reached three times the normal maximum.
This is the root cause.
But Ms. Wu was puzzled, why did she get poisoned?
The doctor believes that the hair dye used by Ms. Wu contains undesirable ingredients, and the scalp is damaged during hair dyeing. Toxins penetrate through the openings and are absorbed into the blood through loose connective tissue, causing poisoning.
After treatment with mercury flooding and other treatments, Ms. Wu’s symptoms improved significantly and she was discharged shortly.
“Sickness” is not just skin irritation. The most common discomfort after dyeing hair is skin irritation.
According to the doctor, contact dermatitis caused by hair dyeing is very common. Based on his consultation experience, allergic people account for more than 10% of hair dyeing people.
However, in the hospital’s hematology department, Dr. Chen has successively treated patients with alternative lymphoma and has been engaged in hairdressing.
Dr. Chen introduced that one of the patients had been in the hairdressing industry for 10 years. He was hospitalized with low fever, night sweats, and wasting for unknown reasons. He was diagnosed with a T lymphoblastic lymphoma mutation. Although he received an embryo implantation, he relapsed and died a year later.
Dr. Chen said that hair dyes contain chemicals and that alternating exposure may cause high incidence of lymphoma.
Among patients with contact dermatitis, the incidence of patients in the hairdressing industry is much higher than that of ordinary people.
Do not dye your hair more than twice a year. Doctors classify p-phenylenediamines as the biggest “black hands behind the scenes”. This chemical has a long-lasting color fixing effect and is widely used in hair dyes.
It is also a carcinogen specifically designated by the International Cancer Society.
According to the “Cosmetic Specifications”, whether it is weighed with plant ingredients or ordinary chemical hair dyes, the content of phenylenediamine must not exceed 6%.
Doctors have suggested that chemical hair dyes are basically not ruled out, according to which lower-grade hair dyes contain more impurities.
Doctors suggest that hair dye is not useless, but it is best to buy a well-known brand from the manufacturer and do not dye your hair more than twice a year.
Before dyeing the hair, you should do a “skin test”. Apply the hair dye to the skin behind your ears and put on medical tape for two days. If the skin does not have redness, swelling, itching, etc., then use it.
It’s best not to wash your hair before dyeing your hair.
The doctor explained that the scalp oil can protect the scalp, and also avoid scratching the scalp when washing your hair, so as not to repeat the mistake of Ms. Wu.
After dyeing the hair, it doesn’t hinder more washing, and the residue of the hair dye is washed away.