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Allergic Reaction to Hair Dye

I have been diagnosed with contact dermatitis. My scalp is draining like crazy! So much so that when the doctor came in to see me (Mind you I took a shower an hour before seeing him), and he asked if I was wearing hair gel. I wasn't.. My scalp had drained so much in that hour that my hair was caked to my head. I need to know how to get this pus out of my hair without making my condition worse! I tried washing it with shampoo and my hair is still rock solid. Should I cut my hair? Also, I am still swollen even after the anti-inflammatory they gave me at the hospital, should I be worried?
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Hello there,

I see you joined Med help recently. Welcome to the allergy forum. As this is a skin issue, maybe you should consider seeing a dermatologist.
Where I live you need to go and make an appointment with your regular physician. Tell your doctor you want a second opinion and that you want to see a dermatologist. Your doctor can give you a referral to a dermatologist. Most doctor's receptionists can arrange the dermatologist appointment for you by calling the receptionist of the dermatologist. That is usually the easiest. This sounds dreadfully uncomfortable . This is what I would do if faced with this problem. I wish you well.  Eve
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I have been diagnosed with all sorts of sensitive skin and dermatitis problems over the past 3 years. I used the apple cider vinegar/ water mixture sprayed on my scalp for 20 minutes, my flaky scalp and the itchiness is almost gone. I even used regular shampoo and conditioner for the first time in 3 years after using the vinegar treatment. You can try it too.
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