Allergy to Hair Dye Puts Woman in Coma
Posted by Shifrah on Monday, November 21, 2011 article Woman in Coma After Allergic Reaction to Hair Dye reports on the tragic case of a mother in England who experienced an apparent allergic reaction when she dyed her hair – something she had done many times before.

Julie McCabe is on life support after the hair dyeing incident, which caused her to have difficulty breathing. On her way to the hospital, her heart also stopped.

Mrs. McCabe's family believes she even did the skin test recommended on the box of hair dye to see if consumers are allergic. So how did such a severe reaction occur, given that Mrs. McCabe previously tested not allergic and that she used the product many times with no apparent effects?

The family believes that the chemical paraphenylenediamine (PPD) caused the allergic reaction. This chemical is often found in permanent hair dye. According to Brian Plunkett, a hair and scalp specialist (known as a trichologist), allergies to hair dye increase as individuals are increasingly exposed to PPD. He explains, "People who are using color all the time build it up in their systems. It stays there for the rest of your life."

This extremely sad case illustrates the dangers of potent chemicals, even when we aren't "chemically sensitive." The tragedy also underscores the fact that allergies can drastically impact anyone's life at any time.

No Comments
Leave a Comment
Name (required)
Email (required)
  Notify me of updates
Code Image - Please contact webmaster if you have problems seeing this image code Load New Code
Please enter the code in the field below.

* Sign Up For Monthly Newsletter to Receive Special Discount *

Air Pollution Masks Allergies Asthma Allergy Bedding Allergy Armor Peanut Allergy Bedbugs Dust Mites Seasonal Allergy Steam Cleaners Humidity Control Mold Mold Prevention Pet Allergies Allergy Pillows Austin Air Neti Pot Nasal Irrigation Soy Allergy Allergy Research Allergy Study Tree Nut Allergy Food Allergies Eczema Mattresses Organic Blanket Miele Vacuums Pet Dander Dyson Pet Hair Humidifiers Dehumidifiers IQAir Ladybug Danby VOC's IAQ Blueair Smog Wildfires Electrolux SEBO AllerAir Cigarette Smoke Sinusitis Sulfates Achoo Newsletter Vacuum Cleaners Air Purifiers Valentine's Day Reliable Steam Mop Aprilaire Dri-Eaz Air-O-Swiss Humidity Pollen Count HEPA Filter Allergy Relief Anaphylaxis Auto Injector Winter Allergies Allergy Friendly Allergy Mask Pollen Mattress Pad Memory Foam New Product Fleas Atlanta How To FAQ Video Nebulizer Formaldehyde Toulene Achoo Promotion Ozone FDA Furnace Filter Ogallala Bedding MCS Hypoallergenic Down Tobacco Smoke Whirlpool ragweed Asthma Drug RZ Mask Organic Bedding Respro Better Sleep Immunotherapy Genetically Modified Environmental Control Sunscreen Vanicream BPA Phthalates Feminine Health Ask An Allergist Stadler Form Crane Humidifiers Antimicrobial COPD Recipes EcoDiscoveries Baby Allergy Products Santa Fe Dehumidifiers Vaping SLIT Vogmask Holidays Sensitive Skin Microbes Role AirPura Amaircare
Shop Items On Sale At