Re: Rash after removing Henna Tatto - Help!

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Posted by Lauren  on August 19, 2002 at 21:33:01:

In reply to: Rash after removing Henna Tatto - Help! posted by Michael Ross on August 19, 2002 at 20:56:55:

Henna does not behave like that. If you were going to react to
henna, you would have gotten redness and itching like a beesting
right away. What DOES react like that is the dye P-
Phenylenediamine. I'm guessing your design was black? Henna isn't
ever naturally black. Sometimes it is mixed with hair dye, or hair
dye is used alone and called henna. In any case, it is known for its
delayed effect. Go to the link below and print out all the info and
take it to your doctor for proper treatment. You will need some
topical medicine, which should help the symptoms somewhat. You are
also now sensitized, so there's a list of related dyes and other
products (PABA comes to mind) that you should avoid. Real henna is
still safe. Make sure to take pictures to document your case, and if
there's any way to track the person who poisoned you, please go after
them before they get someone else, not to mention themselves.
I wish you the best of luck.


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