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 Post subject: Hair Care Products
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:54 pm 

Joined: Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:50 pm
Posts: 52
I can't tell if this is a true allergy or just a severe chemical sensitivity.

But the chemicals in almost all the shampoos on the market today I find to be very harsh on my scalp. Sometimes the smell alone will cause me to start reacting. If I use any of these shampoos, this occurs: my scalp tightens; my glands throb; my sinuses ache; facial angioedema - which will go on to this: a total systemic reaction which includes: wheezing; heart palpitations; aches in joints; and extreme weakness. Anytime this has happened, I ended up going to the ER and being given a high dose of Prednisone.

Anyone ever hear of this? It concerns me because I like to wash my hair and can't imagine not doing so. BTW, allergists know nothing about this where I live. I have other "rare" allergic reactions to blackflies and fire ants. :cry:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:16 pm 

Joined: Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:39 pm
Posts: 1141
Location: saskatchewan, canada

I had a very hard time finding shampoo that did not agrivate my youngest daughters eczema. Every single shampoo bothers her except...

We absolutely LOVE it!!! My retailer that was 90 minutes away stopped carrying I ordered a gallon online and had to pay shipping and duty. That totally sucked but we NEED shampoo.

DD age 9 1/2 -peanuts, nuts,
DD age 7 1/2 - milk, eggs, chicken, peanuts, treenuts, cats, dogs,
DS age 2 1/2
Husband- asthma, eggs, treenuts, fish, shellfish environmental
Self - penicillan, eurithromiacin, mild laytex allergy.

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