Medical Definition of Black henna

Black henna: A tattoo ink and paste consisting of henna with other ingredients added, sometimes including para-phenylenediamine (PPD). Allergic reactions to PPD include a contact dermatitis, itching, blisters, open sores, scarring of the skin . Allergic reactions to PPD may also lead to sensitivity to other products such as hair dye, sun block and some types of black clothing. Also called blue henna.

Last Editorial Review: 9/14/2016

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