It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Rare Disorders Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-14-2008, 09:53 PM   #1
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Oak Park
Posts: 1
davidxc93 HB User
Exclamation Can Hydrogen Peroxide cause Vitiligo?

Hello everyone I am not sure if what I am doing is safe or healty for my skin. If you guys could read thought this and leave your opinions I would appreciate it a lot thanks..

So I am indian and have naturally dark skin. I have always wanted to have lighter skin and tried many products from companies like Olay and Ambi that claimed to lighten skin ( I also tried hydroquinone), but nothing worked. Then I decided that I would try Hydrogen Peroxide 3% (from Walgreens) and applied to my face and body overnight. The next morning I noticed that my skin was I little but lighter and I have continued applying hydrogen peroxide since then (for the past 8 days) and my skin is becoming lighter and I am thrilled with the visible results. But just today I realized that this could be doing harm to my skin and I cannot see it. I have been doing some research and I am not sure whether it is possible for hydrogen peroxide to cause vitiligo as I have read that in people that have vitiligo it is quite common for there to be an abundance of hydrogen peroxide in the pigment-less skin. I have also read that vitiligo occurs when the melanocytes don't function or die. So Can Hydrogen Peroxide cause any harm of the melannocytes and/or can hydrogen peroxide damage my skin in a way that would result in a uneven skin tone?

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Hydrogen Peroxide for BV Kickle Women's Health 84 01-09-2007 04:51 PM
Hydrogen Peroxide Cream almostclear7 Acne 1 11-03-2006 03:49 PM
hydrogen peroxide IV sleeperwoken Lyme Disease 22 05-05-2006 08:19 PM
Whitening Teeth Hydrogen Peroxide Question. Erin1100 Dental Health 5 12-15-2005 06:57 PM
Hydrogen Peroxide IV: Does anyone have any experience with this? sleepytee Alternative Medicine 4 04-18-2005 11:09 PM
hydrogen peroxide in vaporizer 2talll Allergies 10 01-02-2005 06:50 AM
Who uses Hydrogen Peroxide as a toner? (I do, and love it!) Ethan06 Acne 15 06-05-2004 11:57 PM
Hydrogen Peroxide help. R Steg Hearing Disorders 3 04-03-2004 02:46 PM
Hydrogen peroxide Teresa470 Acne 3 02-24-2004 11:08 AM




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:22 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2015 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!