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What are the harmful effects of hydroquinone?

Color: Overuse can actually cause non reversible darkening. There have been rumors of carcinogenesis, but doubt are true and no literature to support. ...Read more

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Is hydroquinone really dangerous so it was banned ?

Is hydroquinone really dangerous so it was banned ?

Only OTC: Only over-the-counter preparations of hydroquinone were banned. This was due to concerns about it being a potential carcinogen. As far as i'm aware it is still available by prescription in the us. ...Read more

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Can I use 2% hydroquinone when on accutane?

Can I use 2% hydroquinone when on accutane?

Check it out: Hi Karanx 66 Looks like this has been asked and answered, check it out. https://www.healthtap.com/user_questions/976312-can-you-use-hydroquinone-cream-while-on-accutane ...Read more

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How possible is hydroquinone to cause cancer?

How possible is hydroquinone to cause cancer?

Doubtful: Yes there is some concern but it is minimal if any. ...Read more

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How well does hydroquinone work to fade scars?

How well does hydroquinone work to fade scars?

Fairly well: Hydroquinone is an effect way to fade hyperpigmented scars (those with a dark color) but it is not as effective at fading red or raised scars. Those require other measures. Also in a small number of dark-skinned individuals, use of hydroquinone can cause increased pigmentation. Nothing works 100% of the time so for best results, consult with an expert in scars e.g. A plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is hydroquinone linked to an increase in cancer?

Is hydroquinone linked to an increase in cancer?

Yes, in rodents: Hydroquinione is used as a topical agent to remove pigment from skin. It is banned in europe, australia and parts of asia due to data from studies that linked high doses of hydroquinone to cancer in mice. In 2006 the fda issued a 4 month ban to review data and then allowed for it's use to treat melisma. There is no data directly link to cancer in humans, but it is classified as a toxin by epa. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of hydroquinone tretinion?

What are the side effects of hydroquinone tretinion?

Irritation: The skin will become irritated and more senstive to sunburns, it is used for lightening dark skin on the face and can be safely used once a day. ...Read more

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Can i buy hydroquinone online without a prescription?

Not Supposed To: Hydroquinone can only be obtained through a prescription from a medical professional. That being said, there may be some websites which are selling hydroquinone without authorization. I would advise against obtaining hydroquinone without a prescription as there can be some damaging effects if it is used improperly and without physician supervision. ...Read more

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Can I use hydroquinone on my pubic area and my bikini line?

Can I use hydroquinone on my pubic area and my bikini line?

Yes, but be careful: Unfortunately it is not that easy getting rid of freckles, a genetic trait that is intensified by sun exposure. Some have freckle-like areas on their private as well and the otc bleaching cream such lustra (hydroquinone) may help. Chemical peels/laser treatments are more effective but often costly. You must minimize sun exposure otherwise it will re-darken. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how likely is hydroquinone to cause cancer?

Can you tell me how likely is hydroquinone to cause cancer?

No human evidence: To date, I am not aware of any reported cases of human malignancies which directly resulted from topical application of hydroquinone. The drug represents one of the best current tools for lightening abnormal hyperpigmentation. Of course, it remains important to pursue the root causes of hyperpigmentation in a given individual. ...Read more

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Does hydroquinone really cause cancer? I'm using the 2% strength.

Does hydroquinone really cause cancer? I'm using the 2% strength.

If it did: It would not be fda approved. That being said, there is a small chance with prolonged use of many drugs that cancers are a side effect, but of 2%topicl hydro quinine i would not worry as I am sure you are not slathering it over your entire body every night for a prolonged period. ...Read more

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Is hydroquinone safe for lighting the skin and dark circle around the mauth?

Is hydroquinone safe for lighting the skin and dark circle around the mauth?

Be cautious...: Currently, the short answer seems to be that it depends on how you use it. Despite the controversy over hydroquinone's safety, there have apparently been no reports of anyone developing cancer from hydroquinone—in over 50 years of cosmetic use as a skin whitener and many more decades of human exposure via industrial and photography development. ...Read more

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Would 2% hydroquinone help whiten my dark armpits? Which was caused my shaving.

Would 2% hydroquinone help whiten my dark armpits? Which was caused my shaving.

Yes.: Other depigmenting agents are available as well. See your doctor for management. ...Read more

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What side effects will there be after using hydroquinone on face and touches sunlight?

What side effects will there be after using hydroquinone on face and touches sunlight?

Sun block is key: Skin lighteners such as kojic acid, hydroquinone, and plant extracts should only be used if proper sun protection is used. Over the counter products are safe and generally contain 2% kojic acid which limit their effectiveness. They work by blocking the production of melanin which is the natural pigment in the skin cells. Always check with a dermatologist to make sure there are no contraindications. ...Read more

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What % of hydroquinone cream is safe enough to use on my dark armpits caused from shaving ?

What % of hydroquinone cream is safe enough to use on my dark armpits caused from shaving ?

Hard to say: Given that the skin of the armpits is so sensitive any hydroquinone make your take them. There are other creams that can be used to lighten the skin so i would see your dermatologist and try one of them. ...Read more

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I'm using hydroquinone based cream twice daily on first 2 weeks & once on next 2 weeks.Now using 2-3 days gap.Is it fine using like this?

I'm using hydroquinone based cream twice daily on first 2 weeks & once on next 2 weeks.Now using 2-3 days gap.Is it fine using like this?

See answer: If not used on a daily basis you may not achieve or maintain the skin lightening effect you desire. Also see the following sites for precautions/advice on hydroquinone: http://bit.ly/1S8Du5c http://wb.md/1PAfzLl http://bit.ly/1xjIWGO ...Read more

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Smile line getting dark in color. I'm in my early 20s, & it's making me look older. Tired of covering it with makeup. Hydroquinone makes it worst.

Smile line getting dark in color. I'm in my early 20s, & it's making me look older. Tired of covering it with makeup. Hydroquinone makes it worst.

Check thyroid: Have your doctor check thyroid tests to make sure that is not causing the problem. If you just need a lightening cream, Meladerm seems to work the best. ...Read more

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Does hydroquinone make your scar darker than it was first before fading it? Does hydroquinone completely fades scars or it will just lighten the scar?

Does hydroquinone make your scar darker than it was first before fading it? Does hydroquinone completely fades scars or it will just lighten the scar?

HQ is skin bleach: Hydroqyinone (hq) is a skin bleaching agent that blocks the formation of melanin. It will not turn you "white" ? It may irritate the skin causing inflammation and hyperpigmentation in susceptible individuals and is therefore commonly combined with a steroid and occasionally with other agents such as retinoids to disperse existing melanin and kojic acid which is another skin lightener. ...Read more

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