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CORTICOSTEROIDS IN SKIN CARE……….5

CORTICOSTEROIDS IN SKIN CARE……….5

How to use topical steroid Topical steroid when recommended for a particular skin condition is applied once daily (usually at night) to inflamed skin for a course of 5 days to several weeks. After that, it is usually stopped, or the strength or frequency of application is reduced. Avoid the application of steroid based cosmetics […]

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CORTICOSTEROIDS IN SKIN CARE…….3 (TOPICAL STEROIDS)

CORTICOSTEROIDS IN SKIN CARE…….3 (TOPICAL STEROIDS)

Common Side Effects Associated with Topical Steroids Generally short courses of topical steroids which last under four weeks are considered a safer option. Problems may develop however, if topical steroids are used for long periods, or if short courses of stronger steroids (very high potency and high potency ) are repeated too often. Long-term use […]

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CORTICOSTEROIDS IN SKIN CARE (TOPICAL CORTICOSTEROIDS)……..continued

CORTICOSTEROIDS IN SKIN CARE (TOPICAL CORTICOSTEROIDS)……..continued

EPISODE 2 DO YOU KNOW THAT? The adverse effects of corticosteroids are directly related to the potency (strength) of absorption into the blood. You may have suspected that like the steroids you take by mouth, application of steroids on skin can have potential side effects such as easy bruising, acne, and spider veins. You are correct! […]

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CORTICOSTEROIDS IN SKIN CARE (Topical corticosteroids)

CORTICOSTEROIDS IN SKIN CARE (Topical corticosteroids)

In order to serve you better as well as reach a wider audience, expect our usual blogs on Sundays. Recall that the blog on skin bleaching/lightening/toning/whitening highlighted the three major culprits responsible for the health hazards of skin bleaching……HYDROQUINONE, MERCURY AND STEROIDS (Corticosteroids) In our previous blogs we have extensively dealt with both Hydroquinone and […]

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MERCURY IN SKIN LIGHTENING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MERCURY IN SKIN LIGHTENING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks to all who followed this discourse till now. This is the last of the series on Mercury!!!! Just a recap of previous blog on mercury: Mercury Poisoning One of the more serious risks of unsupervised and continuous use of skin whitening creams is Mercury Poison. According to the WHO, mercury poisoning can cause the […]

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MERCURY!!!!!!!!!!!!

We decided to refresh the earlier discourse on Mercury to carry everyone along. Have a splendid time reading! BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!! I was only 16 when I stepped into the circle of wrong friends, fashion and glamorous life style was not just an obsession but a driving force that left me filled with regrets. Saturdays became a […]

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MERCURY!!!!!!!!!!!!

BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!! I was only 16 when I stepped into the circle of wrong friends, fashion and glamorous life style was not just an obsession but a driving force that left me filled with regrets. Saturdays became a date for us to visit clothing and cosmetic shops around. Oh! Yes, we were never bothered about our […]

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HYDROQUINONE!………..2

USE WITH CAUTION!   EFFECTS OF HYDROQUINONE It is thought to be implicated in cancers. Hydroquinone clearly has a proven serious side-effect on humans as it alsocauses pigmentation of the eye and permanent corneal damage (Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venearology, 2006). This only occurs when the eye is directly exposed to […]

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HYDROQUINONE……….1

USE WITH EXTREME CAUTION!   THE BAN OF HYDROQUINONE Hydroquinone is commonly used by people across Caribbean, African and West African countries for skin bleaching. In Asian and African countries including Nigeria (2002), banned chemicals are still being used in skin lightening creams and can be bought in every corner of the country. Ghana in West […]

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DO NOT LET THE SOCIETY LABEL YOU

SAY NO TO SKIN BLEACHING 25 year old Grace remembers walking into the dance floor on that fateful day precisely on the 6th Dec 2009 and hearing a voice that kept echoing right into her ear till today saying, “Men! You are as black as hell! It left quite an indelible mark in her mind. […]

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