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Old 08-20-2010, 01:25 AM   #1
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Hydroquinone burned my skin help!

My buttocks cheeks were purpish from a few years ago. I had a pilonidal cyst and anal fissure and still have the fissure at the moment. I was really upset that my butt cheeks were discolored and went to my dermatologist. I was given hydroquinone 6 percent and used it. It was okay for the 1st few days but then later i burned my skin because i put too much on it. I had broken skin as well for few days. But right now, I am very scared because my buttcheeks look real inflamed. It is really red as oppose to purpish before.

I read that a side effect of using hydroquinone was that you can inflame your skin if you use too much. Does anyone know what i can do? Would this inflammation go away? I am very scared right now and very scared that this might be a permanent effect. I went to my doctor earlier this week and he said i just put too much and gave me some cream called vanos to help me with the broken skin i had. But now my butt cheeks are just very red. I went to another doctor for him to look at he says its looks like an inflammation.

Can someone please give me some advice??

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Old 08-21-2010, 01:55 AM   #2
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Re: Hydroquinone burned my skin help!

anyone with advice please

Old 08-22-2010, 09:43 AM   #3
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Re: Hydroquinone burned my skin help!

Redness is listed as a side effect of hydroquinone. In some countries, hydroquinone has been banned because it is thought to be a carcinogenic. I think 6% was a high concentration to apply on already altered skin.

The literature on Vanos states it should not be used for more than 2 weeks. You probably should see a dermatolgist and ask if you should be using a skin barrier cream at this point. A good skin barrier cream should allow the skin to heal while keeping it protected from irritation.

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