Facts about Redheads

Every time I have been in the hospital the nurses would say to me “because you are a redhead” For almost everything from nose bleeds to child birth. I feel things most people would not even be aware of in my body so I always have some sort of “pain” I guess this is why we can tolerate real pain a bit more and the epidural during my deliveries was not very reliable. So when I came across this, I just had to share with you all these quick facts about redheads.




Are you a redhead? Do you agree or disagree with this?




  1. I find this very interesting! My epidural was a fail. Well, the walking epidural did nothing and they had to give me more juice! I was also told by my tattoo artist how well I did during the process, she sounded surprised. This has me thinking about everything I feel, from the injections into my injured ankle, to how long I put up with an I juried ankle, to the amount of painkillers it takes to alleviate aches and pains. I am leaning towards agreeing with this statement!
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  2. Interesting.
    I have a few red heads in the family and from injuries, or procedures they have had, this sounds like them.
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  3. This is interesting, I definitely have a high pain threshold. One thing my doc said once when he was removing an implant from my arm, I bled for quite a bit… “This is because you’re a red head!” When I was a kid I was quite firery, put down to my red hair once more!

  4. Yes to everything in the post and the bleeding issue.

  5. Can't say anything about red head, just they are the best, not a red head myself, just like red hair

  6. Quinnie Calvert says:

    Yes, I recently had mouth surgery done and they gave me laughing gas. The nurse told me to tell her when I felt different and it took me around 4 minutes. My best friend had the same surgery and it took her only 10 seconds and shes a brunette!

  7. I heard from my dentist YEARS ago that we are indeed harder to numb. I also don't clot well after dental surgery…. so I guess I am pretty damn red. LOL.

  8. yes that's me too from bleeding to pain management

  9. I was born a red head but then my hair changed colour when I was about 1. I think I've retained all of the red headed traits though, this included. My mother and I both have problems with anesthetic at the dentist. We both take way more shots than both my sister and father who are both dark brunettes.
    I was in the hospital and they had given me 3 shots of Valium before they switched to Percocet. It turns out that my mother, another red headed friend and I are all completely immune to the effects of Valium.

  10. Ran across this out on Pinterest and wanted to add my 2¢. I had heard of this and was always dismissed as trying to seek attention until an article popped up on my parents newsfeed. That lead me to finding out most people feel absolutely nothing when they are in the dentist office while I still felt pain after five shots of novocain in my jaw.
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    • Mary – I feel your pain literally. lol! I have gone through so many dentists because they do not believe that i can still feel the pain. I also would get so much novocain that I would have to have someone come with me to my appt to drive me home after. You will love this – i had one dentist prescribe ativan for m to take before Ii came to my appt because he thought I was anxious. Well no wonder anyone would be anxious if they could feel that drill going into their gums. There is a lot more research on this now . I am still amazed at that a lot of dentists are still not aware of this.

  11. There's only two sort of people in the world. Redheads and those who want to be!! I have told this to my three redheaded children since they were toddlers. Redheads ROCK!!

  12. Kate Page says:

    I’m a brunette (red heads in family) but was told years ago I have the skin PH of a redhead…the high pain tolerance, anesthesia tolerance, and cold factors all apply to me as well. I require much more anesthesia than most and have to get an anti nausea patch bc of this when I have surgeries…also most muscle relaxers and pain meds do not affect me.

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