Hydroquinone is used as a skin-lightening agent. It is used to treat acne scars, age spots, freckles, melasma, psoriasis and melasma marks.
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I want to enquire about a combination cream, which made my skin dry and my acne worse with skin peeling off.
Query: Hi doctor, I want to enquire about the Tretinoin cream, which I have been using for the last three days. I had acne on my face, so I applied a cream that contained Hydroquinone, Tretinoin, and Mometasone. It converts my skin into dry skin, and acne becomes worse, brown, and starts peeling off my ski... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the information provided on your end, and I do understand your concern. The triple regimen cream consisting of Tretinoin, Mometasone, and Hydroquinone is a medicated cream that is used for specific skin conditions like melasma and lentigines and ... Read Full »
What should I do to help my acne and dark spots?
Query: Hi doctor,I have acne and acne marks on my cheeks for a year. Please help me to get clear skin. I am not taking medications currently. But I have tried using Clindamycin phosphate and Nicotinamide gel. It did not help me. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your statement and pictures suggest that you have acne and acne marks (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You can try using Retino-A (Tretinoin) cream. Apply it to the affected area twice daily. Use Hydroquinone cream on the affe... Read Full »
I have painless brown spots on the skin that grow. What is the treatment?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had these brown spots for the last 20 years. It grew from a small spot to this big in all these years, and it is still spreading slowly. It does not itch, nor does it pain, but when I get out in the sun, I feel a burning sensation all over the area. I once used Skinlite cream, a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The triggers include sunlight or any harsh irritant chemicals. Skinlite has Hydroquinone which is more than sufficient to mask any pigmentation but not cure it completely. From the symptoms, I str... Read Full »
How to get the black line off my nose?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a horizontal black line on my nose from the past seven years. During the time of menses, it looks lighter, but on the other days, it looks darker. I applied everything from lemon juice, potato juice, cucumber, kojic cream, etc. But nothing works. What should I do? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern may be post inflammatory hyper pigmentation or melasma.I suggest you try Lumacip plus (a combination of Fluocinolone topical, Hydroquinone topical and Tretinoin topical) cream. It is a triple combination cream. You can apply the cream on the pigmentation, ... Read Full »
Can Hydroquinone use on the penis cause the skin to be sensitive and red?
Query: Hello doctor, Eighteen months ago, I had a reconstructive surgery on my penis to treat penile curvature. Two weeks post operation, hematoma exploded so I got wound breakdown. Skin necrosis ensued and I lost a small part of my penile skin. No graft or flap was used. I now have hyperpigmentation and v... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good that you have explained the condition in full detail and with good quality pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First of all, the Hydroquinone used over the skin especially over the thin penile skin does have side effects. I advise yo... Read Full »
Hydroquinone creams are giving me only temporary skin lightening. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, My skin tone is dusky. One year ago, I started using Hydroquinone cream. After three to four months, I stopped using it, but then, my face started to become dark again. After a month, I started to use this cream again and then stopped. I want to make my skin healthy and have a clear c... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The long-term use of Hydroquinone can cause permanent discoloration called exogenous ochronosis, especially on persons with a dusky skin. The use of any skin lightening agents gives results only till it is being used. For a healthy skin tone, start applyin... Read Full »
After applying Hydroquinone cream, my skin turned dark. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I applied Hydroquinone cream, and now I am facing a hyperpigmentation problem. My skin turned dark. I have been under medication, applying sunscreen and skin rejuvenation cream as suggested by my dermatologist. Still, I feel only a little improvement and do not get my neck color back. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would keep a possibility of pseudoacanthosis nigricans. Pseudoacanthosis nigricans is a skin disorder with darker, thick, velvety skin in body folds and creases. The skin becomes dark, velvety, and thick in the back and sides of the neck, armpits, thighs, elbows, a... Read Full »
I have redness and itching after stopping Hydroquinone and Mometasone cream. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am using skin lite cream for the past two years. This cream contains Hydroquinone and Mometasone. Now I am stopping the usage of this cream. Now in my face, I am seeing redness and itching like skin allergy. Please suggest the best creams or medicine to cure this problem. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have developed contact dermatitis due to this medicine. As it also contains a steroid, skin becomes steroid dependent, so when this is stopped the face becomes red and inflamed. First thing for treatment is to use a good Sunblock OG SPF 60. The second thing is Metro... Read Full »
How can dark skin patches in my underarms and groin area be treated?
Query: Hello doctor, My height is 182 cm and my weight is 87 kg. I am a fair-skinned person. I have dark skin patches on my elbows, neck, underarms, groin area, and on the buttocks. I have been aware of this condition for the last six years. I was thinking there was nothing serious. I also have dark circle... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern is that of pseudoacanthosis nigricans. This may be due to any of the following reasons: Hereditary. Obesity. Hypothyroidism. Insulin resistance. Psychiatric medications. Asthma or steroid medication. Idiopathic conditions. There is nothin... Read Full »
What is the reason for the development and spreading of black spots on the face in two years?
Query: Hello doctor, Two years ago, I got some four or five black dots on my face, which looked like moles. But, I think it is spreading. The count is now 30 to 40. What can I do? Can you please suggest any treatment or medicine? Please note that my skin type is oily, and my mom also has this problem. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, I think they could be freckles. Do send me images of the same, so I can confirm my diagnosis. Freckles or ephelides are common in individuals who sunburn easily and do not tan, whereas it is uncommon among people who are dark complexioned. I sugg... Read Full »