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What are the risks of using bleaching creams?
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Mercury
Some creams may contain mercury or other toxic substances.

In brief: Mercury
Some creams may contain mercury or other toxic substances.
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