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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

Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Prescribed hydroquinone today any serious side effects I should watch out for?

Prescribed hydroquinone today any serious side effects I should watch out for?

Safe: Depending upon the concentration of hydroquinone and whether it is compounded with other medications including retinoic acid, it may produce localized inflammation. Otherwise, in lower concentrations, it is usually safe. ...Read more

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Could hydroquinone 2% be used all the time? Or are there long term side effects?

Could hydroquinone 2% be used all the time? Or are there long term side effects?

Twice a day...: ...until the dark spots disappear. The only long-term side effect, if used too often or too long, is lightening of the skin. Paradoxical darkening of the skin has also been reported, but that's with higher strengths of hydroquinone. ...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 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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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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Will there be any side effects by using a 2% hydroquinone cream? Any long term side effects like wrinkles or anything else?Is evetyday use okay?Thanks

Will there be any side effects by using a 2% hydroquinone cream? Any long term side effects like wrinkles or anything else?Is evetyday use okay?Thanks

No side effects: Hydroquinone acts to retard to production of melanin in the skin. It is commonly used to lighten uneven pigmentation from sun damage. 2% is a relatively low dose. Most hydroquinone medications are 4%. Changes Plastic Surgery offers a 7% hydroquinone which is prescription strength. ...Read more

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Whether hydroquinone + tretinoin + mometasone furoate can be applied all over the face daily during night. is there any side effects?

Whether hydroquinone + tretinoin + mometasone furoate  can be applied all over the face daily during night. is there any side effects?

Yes: This should not be used indefinitely no more than 2-3 months then stop for a month or so. THe hydroquione can cause discoloration of the skin the steroids will thin the skin and also cause pigment changes. Its best to discuss with the doctor who gave you the medication ...Read more

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Hydroquinone, tretinoin and mometasone furoate cream. I am an Indian boy of 17 and I want to use it to be fair. is their any side effects.is it works?

Hydroquinone, tretinoin and mometasone furoate cream. I am an Indian boy of  17 and I want to use it to be fair. is their any side effects.is it works?

Does not work: Each of the medications u have listed may cause slight temporary bleaching of skin Each of them has side effects and may harm you. U shd accept the color you have and concentrate on being healthy with good food and exercise and educate urself to become successful. Fair skin does not equate success. Setting goals, working hard, being persistent and aiming high will get u more. ...Read more

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