I started using Clobex a week ago and have an appointment this weekend to get my hair dyed. I wanted to know if it will burn my scalp or cause my hair to fall out or anything.
There isn't anything warning not to do it in the monograph, however anything is possible with steroids. I would call my pharmacist and ask if I were you.
Tina, if you are using the clobex on the scalp to treat an itch or rash, NO, you will not be able to get all over color. If there is broken skin from itching or the conditon causing the itch or rash, then legally, the hairdresser can NOT apply chemical. That being said, call your hairdresser and see if they will do a PRE color scalp analysis of your scalp and tell them about why you are having to use clobex. They may be able to do a foil or cap hilite to get you thru whatever the problem is with your scalp. I actually am a hairdresser and often have people come in who have abrasions on the scalp. I refer them to a dermatologist, as they are specialists trained to diagnose PROPERLY, what is causing the problem. Regular MDs just don't get the training to properly diagnose a scalp or skin condition and tend to prescribe steroids creams to reduce the itching or rash quickly, but often the cause is NOT being treated. If you have seen a dermatologist, good, thank you.
Most people just go to their regular dr and ask for something. My own mom was treated for seborrhic dermatitis for almost 2 years and she actually had psosrriasis. The treatment rx'ed to her for the SD, did NOT improve it, because that is NOT what she had. It takes a while sometimes to get an appt with a dermatologist, but it usually is worth the wait. Patti
Hi Tina - You didn't mention if this product is being used on your scalp or if you had any kind of condition of the scalp. My hairdresser uses hair color products without ammonia in them. I am very sensitive but have never had an issue using his products... I am one of those people who not only colors their hair every 5-6 weeks but chooses a different hair color about as often. I have never had my hair fall out or had a burning scalp. This color treatment doesn't go under the dryer either. Best to talk with your hairdresser and I assume this isn't your first visit for a hair color at this salon...
Any irritation of the scalp however should have you thinking about not doing the color treatment until your scalp is healed...
Best of luck to you and may your many hair colors shine through!!!
- Clobex Information for Consumers
- Clobex Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Clobex (detailed)
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