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20 Jul 2006

Rash on scalp after braiding hair
Please advise,

I braided my hair for the first time over the weekend. I have developed a fine itchy rash at the back of my head, towards the neck. Please advise. Is there something that I can use for it? COuld it just be a reaction to the synthetic hair piece & it will fade?

My friends, who generally braid their hair, say this happens very often. I like the braids & don't want to remove them, unless extremely necessary. Can I use something on the rash?
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CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Lee
You may be sensitive to the glue they use to attach the braids to your hair. Try using stopitch but if it really gets worse you'll have to ask your GP to have a look.
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