A French woman’s head grew nearly double in size after a near-fatal allergic reaction to hair dye.
According to Fox News, a chemical within the dye known as Paraphenylenediamine (PPD) caused her hypersensitivity. The PPD chemical is common to be present in dark-coloured hair dyes and some makeup products.
She claims that she only applied a small amount of the dye in order to test the product. However, she felt irritation on the scalp right after applying the dye, followed by swelling of her face.
The swelling continued even after she took an antihistamine. By the next morning, her head had grown to 24.8 inches compared to an average size of 22 inches and her tongue swelled up as well.
According to reports, this young lady was hard to breathw and was taken to the emergency room. She was kept under observation at the hospital overnight. he swelling started to reduce only after this. Estell, who has survived possibly every dye user’s nightmare, said, “I almost died. I do not want this to happen to others.”
The near-fatal allergic reaction is capable of causing complications, such as the breakdown of muscle tissue, known as rhabdomyolysis, respiratory distress and renal failure, among other side effects.