An unusual reaction to skin-lightening cream
USE of skin-lightening creams can have potentially harmful consequences, physicians warn in reporting a case of hypoadrenalism in a Sudanese woman in Sydney.
The 24-year-old woman was referred for investigation of fertility problems and found to have low serum cortisol.
The doctors noted that, although she had a dark complexion, her face was a lighter shade and she disclosed the use of two over-the-counter creams bought at a suburban store selling African goods.
The creams contained fluocinonide 0.075% and hydrocortisone acetate 1% and were used for many years, the report says.
The doctors say that