Navigation Links
Skin Lightening Products Carry Risk of Cancer

Several skin lightening products are available over the counter but the FDA may soon change that.The FDA is planning //to ban over the counter skin lighteners that contain hydroquinone because studies in rats show the possibility that hydroquinone may be cancer causing.

Dermatologist, Dr. Mathew Avram, of Massachusetts General Hospital said, "I think the FDA is being a little protective here. I think they haven't seen the data to show this is not a concern and therefore rather than take the risk that there is a problem with cancer, they are going to withdraw it from the over-the-counter market."

In addition hydroquinone is also linked to a skin disease called ochronosis.

Dr. Avram said, "This medication is associated with a blue-black discoloration of the skin if it is used for prolonged periods of time."

Skin problems such as blemishes, freckles, sun or age spots are usually remedied with these skin lighteners.

In some countries, skin lighteners have been over used with disastrous results.In fact, hydroquinone has been banned in some European countries, including Australia and Japan. Dr. Avram does use skin lighteners on some of his patients. He says it's a good idea to see a doctor before using this product to make sure it agrees with you and that it's being used properly.

He added, "If you use the medication to improve pigmentation, but it causes irritation to your skin. It might worsen the pigmentation."

Dr Avram said that in this country, skin lighteners sold over the counter can contain two percent hydroquinone.

Prescription products can have four percent. He said that if you're thinking about using a skin lightening product, it's a good idea to see a dermatologist first.


NLA
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Teens Misusing Nicotine-Replacement Products
2. Weight-loss Products Dangerous
3. The Effectiveness Of Antibacterial Products In Reducing Infection
4. Low Fat Dairy Products Ideal For Patients With Gout
5. Dairy Products Reduce Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes In Men
6. With More Appearance Conscious Consumers The Need For Slimming Products Is Rapidly Rising
7. Cheese Products Withdrawn From Sales Due To Food Poisoning Hazard
8. How Healthy Are Herbal Products? US Findings.
9. GlaxoSmithKline Defends Its Products
10. Generic Products Compete With GlaxoSmithKline
11. Dairy Products Not Linked To Male Weight Gain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/26/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... Amir Qureshi, MD is the first physician in Arkansas ... stimulation system. The Nuvectra™ Algovita SCS System has been FDA approved as a treatment ... in Arkansas to introduce the most powerful SCS system and the only stretchable lead ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... MA (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2017 , ... On ... Act (AHCA), which narrowly passed the U.S. House on May 4, would result in ... be expected under continued implementation of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... Dr. Alex Rabinovich, a highly-skilled ... a new, informational blog post on insurance options. If a Bay Area patient has ... help save time and money. Visiting an in-network provider for a second opinion can ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “Cactus Jack: Against All Odds”: the story of Coach Cactus ... Against All Odds” is the creation of published author, Walter Hubbard, a retired wildlife ... Carlisle’s third child Jane. Walter. Walter and Jane have three adult children and ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... , ... May 24, 2017 , ... Altec ... participation in nVerge 2017 – a one-day technology conference in San Diego, CA. ... solution, which allows users to fully utilize and enhance their Sage ERP solutions by ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/10/2017)... -- Global Health Intelligence (GHI), the leading healthcare ... published its 2017 ranking of the Best-Equipped Hospitals in ... analysis from GHI,s hospitals database for Latin America , ... The GHI database covers 86% of the hospitals in ... points for each institution in key areas such as beds, ...
(Date:5/9/2017)... Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ... it has earned a spot on Forbes, ... was ranked among 500 U.S. employers as well as ... and Services. The annual Forbes ... survey of over 30,000 employees across 25 industries. The ...
(Date:5/8/2017)... NEW YORK , May 8, 2017 ... in the transition from fee for service reimbursement. Black ... April 2017. 1.       The Market for ... 77% of physician practices with 3 or ... Compliance Technology Solutions by Q4. "Given the magnitude of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: