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Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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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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How long to c result from hydroquinone 2% if fair skinned.just want to remove sun tan?and is it safe to apply on entire face and neck?and how often?

How long to c result from hydroquinone 2% if fair skinned.just want to remove sun tan?and is it safe to apply on entire face and neck?and how often?

Weeks : You should start to see the effects of the lightening cream within weeks. It is safe to apply on the face and neck and usually used nightly. Thanks for trusting in Healthtap! ...Read more

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Is a face cream and hand lotion containing hydroquinone safe to use everyday?

Is a face cream and hand lotion containing hydroquinone safe to use everyday?

That is a good ?: There is controversy over use of hydroquinones. I believe they are safe, but i recommend they be used four-6 months on and then a break taken for a month. There is no great data to support need for break so it's more habit. HQ is found in nature and products we use regularly as well, so yes I believe in the right conditions it is a great medicine ...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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My dermatologist recently prescribed roaccutanne and hydroquinone for use at night. Is it safe to use hydroquinone while on roaccutane?

My dermatologist recently prescribed roaccutanne and hydroquinone for use at night. Is it safe to use hydroquinone while on roaccutane?

Possibly not: Since both Accutane and hydroquinone can .Make your skin dry you may not be able to tolerate them. You might want to only use the hydroquinone after you have been off Accutane and your skin is no longer to dry. ...Read more

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I used hydroquinone on my face the other day and woke up with lots of small pimples with white puss like liquids. It is itchy and irritating.

Stop using it: You may be sensitive to the product and whatever it is mixed with. Usually it is combined with kojic acid or vitamin c or other products. See your prescribing doctor for follow up. ...Read more

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