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What is the definition or description of: Hydroquinone allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Hydroquinone allergy?

Hydroquinone allergy: Hydroquinone is Depigmenting / bleaching agent. See: https://www. Drugs. Com/cdi/hydroquinone-cream. Html ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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What is the definition or description of: Melanex allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Melanex allergy?

Melanex allergy: Melanex (Hydroquinone) is used to lighten areas of dark skin. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-6900/melanex-topical/details ...Read more

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Is hydroquinone safe? Could it be used most oftthe time?

Is hydroquinone safe? Could it be used most oftthe time?

Yes: It is safe if you know you aren't allergic to it. Before using it on a larger area of skin, test it on a small inconspicuous patch of skin first to make sure you don't turn bright red, or painful, or itchy, or blistering. Be careful not to get it in your eyes, or on the inside of your nose or mouth and be careful in the sun or when using tanning beds as it makes your skin more sensitive to the sun ...Read more

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Hydroquinone side effects serious?

Irritation: Used properly it should be limited to irritation. Overuse could rarely cause systemic effects. ...Read more

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Is hydroquinone safe to apply to the skin?

Is hydroquinone safe to apply to the skin?

It's usually safe: For the most part, hydroquinone is safe for the skin. Unfortunately, there is a small percentage of patients who can react to hydroquinone. The most common reaction is redness/irritation. Additionally, we do not recommend that patients use hydroquinone consistently more than 3 or 4 months because there is an extremely rare side effect of skin darkening. We don't recommend use during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How do you know if you're allergic to hydroquinone?

How do you know if you're allergic to hydroquinone?

Allergy: You have to take the medication and see if you have an adverse reaction. There is no way to find out otherwise. ...Read more

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Could ochronosis only occur where you put hydroquinone?

Could ochronosis only occur where you put hydroquinone?

Ochronosis: Ochronosis is a metabolic disorder that results in hyperpigmentation of the skin. This condition may also involve other areas of connective tissue including the cartilage and eye. The use of hydroquinone may lead to hyperpigmentation of the skin and is referred to as exogenous ochronosis. This is most often limited to areas in which the medication is applied. ...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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Can you use hydroquinone cream while on accutane?

Can you use hydroquinone cream while on accutane?

Would not: Since Accutane dries out your skin and one of the side effects of a hydroquinone is irritation I would not use both of the medications at the same time. After you have stopped the Accutane and your skin is no longer dry you can consider using the hydroquinone. ...Read more

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Is hydroquinone harmful to the african american skin?

Is hydroquinone harmful to the african american skin?

No: Except you must rest from it every few months. Continuous use over many months may result in a paradoxical darker skin. ...Read more

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Which bleaching cream contains the most hydroquinone?

Which bleaching cream contains the most hydroquinone?

See derm: See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. This way you can get the percentage you want or need. ...Read more

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Hydroquinone on new and old scars, is it safe? Is it effective?

Hydroquinone on new and old scars, is it safe? Is it effective?

Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone is a bleaching agent. If you have dark pigmented scars the drug could work effectively. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use hydroquinone 2% using while you are pregnant?

Is it safe to use hydroquinone 2% using while you are pregnant?

Not a good idea: Hydroquinone is category C in pregnancy, which means that it may have harmful effects for your baby. Use of category C medications is generally avoided in pregnancy when possible. Given that HQ is for an aesthetic concern, I wouldn't want to take any risk assoc with HQ. You can start using it again after your pregnancy (don't use it while breastfeeding either). ...Read more

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I got a rash from using hydroquinone can I put cortisone on it?

I got a rash from using hydroquinone can I put cortisone on it?

Could: Use topical cortisone to decrease itching and skin irritation. But with reactions to medications talk to the prescriber ...Read more

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How can hydroquinone turn skin darker and cause hyperpigmentation?

How can hydroquinone turn skin darker and cause hyperpigmentation?

Exogenous ochronosis: Higher strengths and persistent, sustained use of hydroquinone (eg 6 months or more) especially in darker skin types are risk factors for exogenous ochronosis. This results in brownish-yellow pigmented globules in the skin's collagen layers. Prevention is key by avoiding excessive use! ...Read more

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Any one know how to get rid off brown patches on the face without using a chemical like hydroquinone?

Any one know how to get rid off brown patches on the face without using a chemical like hydroquinone?

Laser: Lasers and certain peels could be good easy solutions. If you're looking for a nonhydroquinone cream that you can use at home there are several with ingredients such as kojic acid that can also help. ...Read more

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My hydroquinone makes my melasma look darker is that normal? Should I keep using it and will it help? Tyvm

My hydroquinone makes my melasma look darker is that normal? Should I keep using it and will it help? Tyvm

Dermatologist: Treatment of melasma should be done under supervision of a dermatologist. This specialist would determine whether what you have is melasma and then go through various treatment options. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use hydroquinone 4% as lotion on face for 2 months or not, in case to enlighten the face color??

Is it safe to use hydroquinone 4% as lotion on face for 2 months or not, in case to enlighten the face color??

Needs monitoring: Although this is safe, caution must be taken and I recommend you are followed by a dermatologist or you regular family physician. ...Read more

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Will there be any side effects by using 2 percent of hydroquinone for long term use??? or can u please suggest me other night whitening creams

Will there be any side effects by using 2 percent of hydroquinone for long term use??? or can u please suggest me other night whitening creams

Yes: Aside from exogenous ochronosis and sun sensitivity, long-term hydroquinone use is also known to cause skin to get thick, leathery, and bumpy. Short-term side effects of hydroquinone include redness, irritation, and contact dermatitis.--no alternatives ...Read more

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For my pigmentation I used a 2% hydroquinone fade cream which has worked. Will there be any long term side effects or is this safe to continue use?

For my pigmentation I used a 2% hydroquinone fade cream which has worked. Will there be any long term side effects or is this safe to continue use?

Hydroquinone: No serious side effects have been reported for this topical medication. Side effects when using the medication include: dryness, redness, fissuring, burning, irritation and a contact dermatitis. I rarely see side effects with this medication. ...Read more

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Can 2% hydroquinone be as effective as 4% just over a longer period of time, or is it not possible to ever see the same results? Treating dark circles

Can 2% hydroquinone be as effective as 4% just over a longer period of time, or is it not possible to ever see the same results? Treating dark circles

In general: The higher percentage concentration will be more effective. .. you can't really make up effectiveness with a lower concentration applied over a longer period of time. I understand the 2% strength is available over the counter without a prescription which is probably the basis for your question. The higher 4% strength will be available by prescription; consider making an appointment. ...Read more

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I'm a dark skinned woman I used to apply hydroquinone cream. Is there any surgery that can reduce melanin from inside in order to lose a few shades?

I'm a dark skinned woman I used to apply hydroquinone cream. Is there any surgery that can reduce melanin from inside in order to lose a few shades?

Dark skin: No. Don't even think about this concept. There are pigment lighteners for selected areas, but the use of the most powerful one of these is limited to the care of very, very skilled dermatologists. Don't go down that hazardous road. ...Read more

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Can I use hydroquinone for removing of frekless?? wich one better laser or hydroquinone for treatment of freckles? If I use laser How much it cost?

Can I use hydroquinone for removing of frekless?? wich one better laser or hydroquinone for treatment of freckles? If I use laser How much it cost?

Laser better, costs$: Hydroquinone will decrease the darkness of the freckles but you will still be able to see these. The laser will remove the freckles better. The procedure is expensive, there is mild pain and down time while the area heals. Also use sun block to prevent more from appearing. Some people consider freckles very cute, I have many! ...Read more

Hydroquinone Allergy (Definition)

Hydroquinone is Depigmenting / bleaching agent. See: ...Read more


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