Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Henna Tattoo

Harmful to the skin, is not recommended

The temporary tattoos black henna "are dangerous. With the approach of summer, the French Agency for Safety of Health Products (AFSSAPS) "warns against the risks and strongly discourages the implementation of" temporary tattoos black henna.

"The addition of black henna dyes may, in fact, cause serious side effects, the number reported in 2008 has greatly increased," said a statement from the French agency.

Afssaps adds that the number of cases of allergic contact dermatitis is a very large increase for several years. The number of cases of eczema reported a few days or weeks after the completion of these tattoos has increased from 17 in 2007 to 32 in 2008. It is "primarily female, aged 17 on average. Twelve cases involved children aged 4 to 12 years, "the agency said.

"Given the reported cases of allergic eczema, difficulty in controlling the distribution channel for products and places of temporary tattoos achievement of black henna, Afssaps warns against risk and strongly discourages the achievement these tattoos, "the statement said.

The case of allergic contact dermatitis may be limited to the tattooed area or agree to extend to the surrounding area or the entire body with violent reactions that may require urgent medical attention or hospitalization. "They can also lead to irreversible Polysensitization, including rubbers, to clothing dyes and permanent hair dyes," writes Afssaps.

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