google10fa0980c6101c7f.html The Many Faces of Death: The Dye to DIE For?, UK


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Friday, October 21, 2011

0 The Dye to DIE For?, UK

A Scottish teenager collapsed in agony and died just 20 minutes after applying hair dye.

Tabatha McCourt, 17, began screaming in pain, pulling on her hair and vomiting her eyes rolling, before being held down by two people while she had a violent fit, her friends said.

McCourt's best friend, Heather Goodhall, called the emergency services, but paramedics who rushed to the house in Airdrie, located in central Scotland, were unable to save her, the Scottish Daily Record reported.

"Tabatha was always dyeing her hair different colours.
"The dye had only been in around 20 minutes when she got up and went to the bathroom.
"She came back a couple of minutes later, sat down and then began frantically pulling the foils from her hair.
"She started shouting, 'No, no', and my mum's boyfriend held her and tried to calm her down.
"It was really scary. Her eyes started going all funny and then she just started being sick. It was really frightening.
"She looked just like a rag doll - limp, just lying there.
"We phoned for the ambulance and when they arrived they told us to get out of the living room so I couldn't see what was happening.
"Next thing we knew she was taken out of the house and into the ambulance."

McCourt was taken to the local hospital following the incident but she later died.
Police said they were treating the death as "unexplained," and an investigation was underway Thursday.

A tearful Heather added: "It all seems like it's not real. We were best pals for two years. Tabatha was a great friend, so generous and full of life, always hyper and bubbly. She had the biggest heart and was a really lovely person."
She added: "We were even planning to have a joint 18th birthday party next year. I can't believe she is gone."

Emma Meredith, head of scientific research at the CTPA, said it was not possible to conclude whether PPD, (para-phenylenediamine), was to blame for McCourt's allergic reaction until a postmortem had been carried out.

She said: "To have such an immediate and violent reaction to this or any other cosmetic product is exceedingly rare. Generally we see two different types of allergic reactions, one of which is delayed and often happens after a person has used a product more than once. It tends to be localised to the area of the body where the product is used and develops between 24 and 48 hours after it has been applied.

"Then there is the type of reaction that it appears Tabatha may have had, which comes on almost immediately and takes hold of the whole body. We don't know if Tabatha had any predisposition to allergies but any kind of reaction would be more likely in that case."


Remembering Tabatha McCourt

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