Study of Prevalence & Vigilance of Adverse Cutaneous Reactions in Hairdye Users: Cosmetovigilance

Cosmetics are dispersed substances that are applied to the skin to clean, smell, or improve one’s appearance. Despite the fact that the majority of cosmetics adverse responses are small and mainly include skin changes, the number of documented adverse reactions is extremely low, owing to underreporting. Cosmetic product regulations are primarily concerned with the safety of products that may be used by large groups of healthy people.

Methods: We interviewed 500 participants and gathered questionnaires about hair dye use, the prevalence and features of adverse cutaneous reactions, and reporting of following steps taken by the volunteers in order to fulfil the study’s purpose.

The response rate was approximately 78 percent. A total of 360 persons were found to have a history of hair dye dermatitis. Edematous skin reactions are seen in 65% of cases, allergic dermatitis is shown in 49% of cases, and both types of reactions are present in 30% of cases.

Despite the fact that our experience with reporting unfavourable aesthetic impacts is restricted to a small geographic area, it emphasises that a reliable and effective monitoring system should be in place.

Author(S) Details

Archana G. Dhavalshankh
D. Y. Patil Medical College, CHINMAY Bungalow, Near Maisaheb Bavdekar School, Tarabai Park, Kolhapur, 416003, India.

Ganesh P. Dhavalshankh
R. C. S. M. Government Medical College, Kolhapur, India.

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