Originally Posted by MsElle07
The reason this is true (for many readheads, not all) is because the gene that causes red headedness tends to travel with other genes, such as the gene for left handedness, a high tolerance for anesthesia medications (meaning you need more of them to become numb), sensitive skin/eczema, and a tendency to bleed more than others.
Yep. That's me with exception to the bleeding. I've never had a problem with any bleeding out of the ordinary, after birth or otherwise. As for the anesthesia thing-SO TRUE for me. Locals rarely if ever work, and only in excessive doses. I usually just have to be knocked out. As a matter of fact, when my OB was getting ready to stitch me up after my 2nd, and was 'pinching' me to see if I needed anything, and I said I could feel it, and she said, "I figured you would,...I usually need a little extra with my redheaded moms." I'm glad she realized it because when I was 14 I had to get stitches in my thumb, and the stupid rag of a doctor basically said I was lying when I said I could feel it after she numbed it, and said there was no possible way. Let me tell you, I felt EVERYTHING.
Originally Posted by 2sweetboysmom
Auburn-red hair here:
-right handed but really coordinated with left hand too
-Very high tolerance for pain meds ( I was 25 before I knew that it was possible to not feel pain at the dentist)
-Dry sensitive skin and eczema
-No hemorage or heaver than normal bleeding
That's me too, except for the eczema.