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Hydroquinone Allergy In Children
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
No: Except you must rest from it every few months. Continuous use over many months may result in a paradoxical darker skin. ...Read more
See derm: See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. This way you can get the percentage you want or need. ...Read more
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
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
SeeSee derm: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
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
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
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
Have blue spots mustache from taking minocycline. Using hydroquinone for months, no results. Will it ever go away?
Is possible it: Won't go away. Talk to dermatologist, keep trying. ...Read more
I want to lighten my skin using 4%hydroquinone cream and 20% monobenzone cream on alternate days? Will the hydroquinone affect the monobenzone
BAD idea: Your skin could turn white.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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?
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
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?
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