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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Ochronosis

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What is ochronosis?

What is  ochronosis?

Ochronosis: Is an autosomal recessive metabolic disorder that causes an excess of homogentisic acid, resulting in dark pigmentation, calcification, and inflammation of cartilaginous tissues throughout the body. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for exogenous ochronosis?

Is there a cure for exogenous ochronosis?

Sadly no: This is skin damage from excessive use of skin lighteners with hydroquinone. I have only read about this, but the polymer that builds up is inert and very persistent. Some people are using lasers to help. Good luck. ...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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What are the best lasers to cure ochronosis in African American?

What are the best lasers to cure ochronosis in African American?

You need the: opinion of an experienced, knowledgable Dermatologist. My brief review suggests that many lasers have been used: CO2 laser, Q-switched ruby laser, and the most mentioned: Q-switched 755 nm alexandrite laser! Other treatments include cryotherapy, dermabrasion, trichloroacetic acid and tretinoin gel (Retin-A) have all been used. You need a Professional! Good wishes:) ...Read more

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What is tazorac (tazarotene) good for ? Will it help clear up exogenous ochronosis ?

What is tazorac (tazarotene) good for ? Will it help clear up exogenous ochronosis ?

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 more

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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?

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

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What are the symptoms of sjögren’s syndrome?

What are the symptoms of sjögren’s syndrome?

Dry eyes, mouth +: You may wish to consult: www.Sjogrens.Org/ for additional information. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of spider bites in the u.S.?

What are symptoms of spider bites in the u.S.?

Depends: Anything from minor itching and redness, to crusting, oozing and in a few cases severe skin and soft tissue breakdown. It depends upon the species. See: << http://www.Webmd.Com/allergies/ss/slideshow-bad-bugs?Ecd=wnl_aaa_060412 >> for a pictorial view. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of addison s disease like?

What are the symptoms of addison s disease like?

Addison's disease: Fatigue, lightheadedness while standing, muscle weakness, fever, weight loss, sweating, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, headaches, muscle/joint pains, mood changes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Asperger s syndrome in youth?

What are the symptoms of Asperger s syndrome in youth?

Autism spectrum D/O: Significant difficulties on social interaction, restricted of repeat stove pattern of behavior and interest , with reservation of linguistic and cognitive development. ...Read more

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What is Asperger s syndrome symptoms that appear first?

What is Asperger s syndrome symptoms that appear first?

Aspergers: First know what aspergers is. Watch this first. Autism spectrum and aspergers in 8 mins. Check it! http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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What symptoms do people with behcet’s syndrome usually have?

What symptoms do people with behcet’s syndrome usually have?

Inflammation: The classic three findings are ulcers in the mouth, genital ulcers, and inflammation of the eyes. The eyes can be inflammed from front to back. The inflammation of the retinal blood vessels is most harmful and can cause permanent vision loss. Behcet's disease should be treated promptly, ideally by a uveitis specialist if you have one in your area. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have had symptoms of narcolepsy in your 20's?

Is it possible to have had symptoms of narcolepsy in your 20's?

Yes: Typical age to first develop symptoms is teens and twenties but it can occur earlier and later. ...Read more

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Were symptoms of measles in the 1890s the same as symptoms of measles in the 1990's?

Were symptoms of measles in the 1890s the same as symptoms of measles in the 1990's?

Yes: Yes but in the 1890's more people died from the measles than in the 1990's due to improved medical care. Measles is not a good virus to catch so get vaccinated. ...Read more

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For reference, how do you know most likely if you contract any disease(s) even though there is no symptoms or if you don't have any. Plz help. Thanks?

For reference, how do you know most likely if you contract any disease(s) even though there is no symptoms or if you don't have any. Plz help. Thanks?

Preventive visit: See the Dr. annually for a preventive Visit and you will get a good Physical and some routine blood work to assure you are well. They may order any preventative tests as well on you, depending on your age and any risk factors you have based on your exam and family history, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If I have true anxiety, how is it possible for the symptoms to go away lying down vs standing? Wouldn't this be physical not psych? Very hard to u/s.

Need more info: I don't think this is something that anyone could answer online, and you didn't mention what specific symptoms you are having that go away when you lie down. Get a thorough medical work up to rule out possible medical conditions or explanations. Then see an experienced psychologist who can hep you get to the bottom of your anxiety, . ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that you have a s.T.D ?

What are the symptoms that you have a s.T.D ?

Not many: By far, the most common symptoms for women are a vaginal discharge and pain with intercourse. The discharge may or may not be foul smelling. It will be different from your typical discharge. Unlike men, women frequently do not have any burning with urination. ...Read more