My Almost Tragic Experience With Hair Removal Products

January 29th, 2020

I have used Nair hair removal for many years on and off. I never had any problems with using this product it worked great. Even though it smelled terrible but I still used it, after all, it was just a strong odor not necessarily an unpleasant one. I loved how quickly I was able to remove the hair from my legs and not have razor burns. Like most people I did read the cautions on the bottle that stated to do a small test area 24 hours before using the product each time you use it to prevent allergic reactions. Well since I never had an allergic reaction I went ahead and used it as I normally would. Within 24 hours I was in the Emergency Room with a severe allergic reaction.

While I was at work, my throat felt like it was swelling and closing shut making it very hard to swallow. I didn’t think anything was seriously wrong at first, but as the day went on, it got worse. I had someone take me to the hospital.

At the hospital Emergency Room, I told them I was having a reaction to something and I thought it was Nair hair removal causing this reaction. They didn’t even take my information and whisked me off to a room to start treatment. The first thing that they asked was “did you do the test first to see if you would have a reaction”. It seems that I wasn’t the first person that went into the hospital for the exact same reaction to this product.

I was in the hospital for 13 hours with many IVs and doses of medicine to counteract the reaction I had to this product. I have never been so terrified in my life not being able to swallow and feeling like the airways are closing up no matter what kind of medicine they gave me. I honestly felt like my life was going to end right there in the Emergency Room. My family was there and they were just as terrified as I was. Even my supervisor who drove me to the hospital stayed till they knew I would be ok.

It took almost a week for me to feel back to normal and feel like I could swallow without forcing myself to. But with the high doses of steroids that I had, I was bloated and looked like I was a balloon that was inflated for the Macy’s Parade, I felt just as big too.

Even though I had nice clean hairless legs, I feel that I almost lost my life if I was unable to quickly get to the Emergency Room of the hospital I don’t know If my throat would have swelled closed cutting off my airway totally.

I lost 2 weeks of work because of this and then I still had the medical bills to pay. But I will never use a hair removal product again. The razors work just fine for me. However, in order to avoid such a disaster, there is myethosspa offers laser hair removal treatments that are a credible and reliable option for hair removal without any of the side effects that you face.

Always do the area test before using these products to ensure that you are not allergic to it. If you want to know what is in these products that make them so powerful check out this article about Hair removal product ingredients.