HQ side effect
I have used a hydroquinone 2% (without sunscreen) topical for treating a dark spot on my nose for about 26 days, during its use i feel little stinging, irritation and reddening (but not much). After 26 days that spot has almost gone but as i also get a small amout of topical on the side area of nose, it irritates the side area of nose which started to turn darker...Now it has been around 1 month since i discontinued the use but that spot has also come and the irritated area and the whole area where i used it is more hyperpigmented (black discoloration), especially the side area of nose...What is it? Is it a common hyperpigmentation which goes away on its own with time?Is it ochronosis which usually develops after chronic use of HQ??Or as normal as PIH??
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which can help in planning a treatment. A thorough history, clinical examination and appropriate laboratory tests will be needed to solve the mystery. A photograph would have been helpful. Consider seeing a Dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment plan.
Your dermatologist will decide a treatment plan for you after a consultation.
Apply Sunscreens regularly.
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