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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