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Ochrononsis: Ochronosis is the bluish black discoloration of tissues such as ear cartilage and ocular tissue, seen with alkaptonuria, a metabolic disorder. Additionally, ochronosis can occasionally occur from exposure to substances such as phenol, trinitrophenol, resorcinol, mercury, picric acid, benzene, hydroquinone, and antimalarials. Cannot find data on tazorene used for this. Check with a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I use expigment cream with %4 hydroquinone under my eyes for freckles it is possible to cause exogenous ochronosis ?? Is hydroquinone safe to be use ?
Yes: It can cause this with prolonged use. I rec. no longer than 12 continuous weeks followed by 12 weeks off. ...Read more
Black male, 26, wiped 2 hard under eyes while washing his face, left dark skin under eye. Will light use of HydroQ. 4% & Tretinoin hurt? Ochronosis?
Don't use. See eye: Doctor instead! Using bleaching strong agents like that is the wrong approach unless you purposely want hypo pigmented areas on top of having dark lines. Have the opthalmologist refer you to the oculoplastics Dr., who can examine your eyelid and recommend care. It may just be post-inflammatory hypopigmentation. Retinoids are too irritating and dangerous to use so close to the eye!Seek prof. help! ...Read more
Bleaching Creams: Common reactions to topical hyrdoquinone include contact dermatitis which is an allergic reaction, dryness, fissuring, erythema, burning, and irritation. Exogenous ochronosis, is a condition in which bluish black pigmentation of sun exposed skin has been seen after long term exposure to hydroquinone. Many doctors feel it should not be used more than 6 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I used a cream that bleached my skin, when i stop using the cream, it left a black mark on my face that keep revealing itself from the inside to skin.
Skin bleach: Bleaching cream can do this! as a rule you should not use a bleach on the skin for more than 6 months to a year because it can cause a condition called exogenous ochronosis. Pithere are many things this can be that are not related to the bleaching cream as well. See your dermatologist for more detailed explanation of your particular problem. ...Read more
How effective is immediate claire cream?I have dark spots in my face i been usingthis cream and my skin was irritable an now is coming off.Is it good?
Claire Side Effects: Common hydroquinone side effects are skin drying, skin redness, or a feeling that the skins stings or tingles. Other hydroquinone side effects that might develop includes chronic irritation of the skin, where a person might experience burning, itchiness, or have skin that crusts over. One last rare side effect is ochronosis where the skin darkens. ...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