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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Monday, March 30, 2020 | 2:16 pm:

In order to help protect patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19, no visitors are allowed at any of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s outpatient or inpatient facilities, except in certain situations.
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At this time, Wake Forest Baptist Health is following state and national guidelines and is limiting COVID-19 testing in the outpatient setting to only patients ill enough to require admission to the hospital.

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Hair Coloring During Pregnancy: No-No or No Big Deal?

Hair Coloring During Pregnancy: No-No or No Big Deal?

I’m 7 months pregnant and growing bigger everywhere almost every day. I could really use a little confidence boost! Can I get my hair colored or is that a no-no?
- Samantha

Very few studies have really examined the many different kinds of hair treatments and their effects on a fetus. But since very little dye is absorbed through the skin, dying your hair is most likely safe during pregnancy.

Talk to your doctor about any hair treatment you may be planning. You may consider using a non-permanent vegetable dye (such as henna) to give you a little makeover without the added worry. Also, having your hair highlighted (rather than dyed) uses far fewer chemicals that generally do not have direct contact with the scalp.

If you do decide to use any chemical treatment at home, make sure to wear gloves, be in a well-ventilated area to avoid breathing in fumes, and wash your scalp well afterward.

Reviewed by: Elana Pearl Ben-Joseph, MD
Date reviewed: July 2013