Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone is a bleaching agent that is available in over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that gradually fade dark or brownish skin discolorations such as freckles, age and liver spots, or uneven pigment that may occur during pregnancy or from the use of oral contraceptives. Hydroquinone can be found in skin bleaching treatments that not only lighten dark […]

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Hydrocortisone

Hydrocortisone

Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid available in over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that temporarily relieve external itching associated with minor skin irritations, inflammation, and rashes. It may be written as hydrocortisone or hydrocortisone acetate, but these are different forms of the same active ingredient. Hydrocortisone can also be the only ingredient in a topical pain reliever (i.e., creams […]

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