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Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by Menh: 11:36pm On Jun 24, 2022
Bleaching creams can cause cancer, kidney disease, cataracts –Dermatologist
Some victims of bleaching creams
A Consultant Dermatologist and Venereologist at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Edo State, Dr. Sebastine Oiwoh, has warned against the use of bleaching creams, saying they could lead to diabetes, cataracts, viral infections, chronic kidney disease and cancer.

The dermatologist cautioned that beyond having negative effects on the skin, bleaching creams could damage internal organs.

Dr. Oiwoh disclosed this during an exclusive interview with PUNCH HealthWise and reminded users and intending users to know that what they apply on the skin also finds its way into the bloodstream.

The skin expert said people should do away with the erroneous impression that what is applied to the skin doesn’t get to the bloodstream.

According to him, Nigerians should appreciate that being dark-complexioned is not a mark of inferiority.

Dr. Oiwoh pointed out that melanin (black pigment in the skin) is the shield that protects the skin from the damaging effects of ultraviolet rays of the sun.

Further giving insight into the damaging effects of bleaching creams, the dermatologist said, “The effects of the skin lightening products vary per entity or as a combination depending on the constituents of the products.

He said, “They wipe off the organisms that serve as soldiers to the skin, leaving it naked and unprotected from many skin infections among which we are scabies, fungal infections of the skin and viral infections (warts in the skin), among others.

“They can also cause stretch marks that are usually ugly looking, wider and deeper than those caused by other factors like obesity.

“The skin gets thinner over time, making it easy to be bruised, have poor wound healing, and prominent dilated veins on the body (telangiectasias).

“The skin can have varying colourations (dyschromia). This can be from the disposition of some chemical substances in the deeper layer of the skin (the dermis). This is called exogenous ochronosis. It may also be from the aftermath of the varying skin infections/inflammations (that is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation).”

Dr.Oiwoh revealed that the use of bleaching creams could trigger the growth of thin hair on the skin and the eruption of pimples on the face.

The dermatologist also noted that the products could also cause skin cancer, stressing that the burns caused on the face by bleaching creams might be difficult to reverse.

“Skin cancer occurs as there is unprotected access to ultraviolet rays into the skin with subsequent burns, sun damage and sun-induced change of the skin cells to cancerous types.

“The damaging effects of skin lightening products in the body can cause damage to the kidneys (chronic kidney diseases), adrenals (Cushing syndrome), blood vessels (systemic hypertension), diabetes mellitus, cataracts and others,” he added.

According to the United Kingdom’s National Health Service, overusing skin-bleaching products can cause irreversible skin damage, and the skin might not return to its original condition even after the individual has stopped.

Experts say processes of skin-lightening have a lot of health risks attached to them, warning that almost all bleaching products are composed of either three active ingredients that include Mercury, Hydroquinone or various corticosteroids.

Dr. Oiwoh emphasised that the use of bleaching creams should be discouraged and urged Nigerians to appreciate their skin colour, which he described as their identity.

According to data from a recent study carried out by Cable News Network, women from Nigeria were the highest consumers of skin-whitening creams ahead of four other African countries.

CNN was investigating skin whitening practices worldwide as part of a series titled ‘White Lies’.

The study showed that 75 per cent of Nigerian women patronise whitening products, while Senegal had 60 per cent, Mali 50 per cent and Ghana had 30 per cent.

On ways to maintain a healthy skin colour, the dermatologist counselled, “We can maintain a very beautiful, lovely, attractive skin colour without bleaching our skin by eating a balanced diet, regular intake of fruits and vegetables, adequate rest and engaging in regular exercise.

“The youths should also be very careful of what they apply on their skin because it is not all that glitters that is gold, as it could just be the rust some consider as the golden colour.

“The use of sunscreen to protect our skin from sun damage is indispensable. Adequate and regular use is also important as many don’t use anything near what the body needs.

“It must also be reiterated that when getting sunscreens, it has to be sunscreen only and not skin lightening products mixed with sunscreen.”

The dermatologist also advised Nigerians to as a matter of best skin health practices, consult their dermatologist for any questions or complaints that bother on skincare, care of the hair and nails.

According to him, such a specialist will also be in the best position to offer the best care for medically indicated reasons for dark colourations on the skin.

In a 2014 Article titled, ‘Skin bleaching: A neglected form of injury and threat to global skin’, published in the African Safety Promotion Journal, the authors from the Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, USA, said numerous potentially life-threatening consequences of skin bleaching have been identified.

According to them, skin bleaching can lead to fragile skin, poor wound healing and scarring. Other more serious health risks include hypertension, diabetes, infertility, leukaemia (blood cancer), skin cancer, foetal toxicity (foetal poisoning), immunosuppression (suppression of a healthy immune response), renal and liver impairment or failure”, they added.




https://healthwise.punchng.com/bleaching-creams-can-cause-cancer-kidney-disease-cataracts-dermatologist/

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Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by helinues: 11:38pm On Jun 24, 2022
Inferiority complex is what is making them to bleach

Some blacks want to look like white e.g Michael Jackson but I am yet to see or read about a while bleaching to black

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Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by Jennyjay283: 11:54pm On Jun 24, 2022
Some won't mind!
They are already addicted to it!

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Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by Nobody: 6:14am On Jun 25, 2022
Don't question the work of nature in your life, there's always a consequence if you do,the op is very right

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Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by Jestin: 6:15am On Jun 25, 2022
It is high time our politicians start seeing life from another perspectives and focus on the development of the country. The future of their kids can only be determined by God and not with their looted funds.

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Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by dynicks(m): 6:15am On Jun 25, 2022
Bobriski quickly dashes away from the WhatsApp group!!

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Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by Blacckrod(f): 6:16am On Jun 25, 2022
Maintain your skin don’t try to change it. Bleaching no be am.

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Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by olabrinks(f): 6:16am On Jun 25, 2022
Who don fine don fine. It’s not a matter of bleaching. Some women bleach to the point they look like pigs. Red and smelly skin. When they reach 40, their skin becomes wrinkled and aged. Stay true to yourself, you will look better overtime and your health will be preserved.

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Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by victorazy(m): 6:16am On Jun 25, 2022
Where are they?
Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by chipsypop(m): 6:16am On Jun 25, 2022
Ok
Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by Skyfornia(m): 6:16am On Jun 25, 2022
Adults will always do what they like to the detriment of their health.. most time it's a waste of time educating them. Do you know the number of people that still smoke even when WHO warned that smokers are liable to die young? Or you want to talk about unprotected sex?? That one na own goal.. people indulge in it daily with reckless abandon even with all the messages that HIV is real.

I do not advise an adult unless you come to me seeking for an advice.

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Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by szczescie(m): 6:17am On Jun 25, 2022
Gbam gbam

Let me advice the good people of naira land

The world will learn to adjust; just be yourself, keep your hair the way it is, in time we all will be forced to get used to it.

As a man the first time you cut your hair skin cut or Moro Moro, Sekura, bololo etc people will laugh but by the time they see the head 2 to 3 times they’ll get used to it and even like it case in view 2face, Dwayne the rock Johnson and so on

If we as Africans have been rocking our natural hair since the 80’s by now we will be seeing it as normal we won’t see our natural hair as unkempt or hair of hoodlums and vagabonds. We only see our natural hair this way because our schools retained our colonial masters indoctrination the funny thing is those colonial masters are dead and gone but our schools still shave students hair, imagine a school in USA shaving a black kids hair because they don’t like the hairstyle imagine what would happen it would make breaking news the school will apologize people (the teacher responsible or the school administrators) will be sacked but we here we do it because we still have that inferiority Complex we inherited from our parents that they were given by the colonial masters

Think about it a white mans hair can never be too long or too stylish to be seen as unprofessional but black man with corn row or dread or even hair that is mini Afro those very small ones is seen as unprofessional where did we get it from? Even when the hair is not have the length as the white mans hair.

If you schooled with whites in Nigeria you’ll understand what I mean better all those “all the girls must plait xyz hair “ did not affect them.
All the “boys make sure you cut your hair, I don’t want to see nonsense hairstyles” didn’t affect them
So I believe that’s part of the problem because what message were acts like that sending to us all

Away from that; Me as a man I and many of my friends do not know the difference between Brazilian, Peruvian etc
I don’t know the value, their cost and what they worth.
All I know is I don’t find that space between your wig and forehead attractive at all.

If you keep your natural hair, your natural skin colour we will be forced to get used to it, but if you make us get used to wigs any day we see your real hair we will laugh. If you force us to get used to seeing your bleached skin any day you stop bleaching and it reverts or you over bleach and start shining red and green we will laugh.

Everybody should not and must not be the same colour with the same hair texture be yourself it is cheaper and healthier.

Maybe no one has told you before so let me tell you now; I as a man find Afro, corn rows, all back and so on to be much more attractive and appealing than those hair you wear and remove like cap

I find normal colour skin follow come more attractive than the bleached skin we have become used to seeing now

So if it is “man” you are doing it for men like me do not care. Stop wearing hair, stop bleaching skin.

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Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by inoki247: 6:17am On Jun 25, 2022
People wey no wan hear u can see wetin one don put him parent....


You wanna glow your organ too go follow go...

And the worst part now imagine if shiit happens to a poor person wey dey bleach up nd down where he or she go see money to buy organ talkless of traveling out....

This generation av alot of shiit to deal with if they're not doing drugs dey ar bleaching...

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Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by Fuckingmallam45(m): 6:17am On Jun 25, 2022
if one consumes a disciplined lifestyle with healthy meals and exercises the natural glow is there, and you will be transformed without any side effects.

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Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by watersideboys: 6:18am On Jun 25, 2022
No be today
Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by judedwriter(m): 6:18am On Jun 25, 2022
I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
— Songs of Solomon 1:5

Now if she wasn't ashamed of her black skin why would our black skinned ladies battle with inferiority complex?

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Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by Spaxon(f): 6:19am On Jun 25, 2022
This Space is Reserved for Pastor (Dr) Prof. Righteousness MFR, NL..

The only Pastor that doesn't collect Tithe and Offerings


He has the scriptural Verse for this.

Please let's welcome Pastor To come and say a word of Advice to the Bleachers Association of Nigeria. (BAN)

Are you Just watching?
Keep clapping your hands as he comes on Stage. grin grin

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Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by cenaman(m): 6:20am On Jun 25, 2022
Black is beautiful.

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Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by adecz: 6:20am On Jun 25, 2022
shocked
Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by Searchingvictor: 6:20am On Jun 25, 2022
OK





Somebody should lend me 60k please, I'll pay back in 20k/month for 4 months. I swear, please.
Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by Pacyrus(m): 6:20am On Jun 25, 2022
My Edo people just left the thread. Bleaching of the skin has been so rampant in Edo State, most especially in Benin City; be it male or female.

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Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by Itzurboi(m): 6:20am On Jun 25, 2022
Why do i think the message is for ekweremadu's daughter...

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Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by Jackanda1(m): 6:20am On Jun 25, 2022
Hope we can hammer this into the thick skull of our young men and women who think bleaching equals beauty.

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Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by Newyorkitis(m): 6:21am On Jun 25, 2022
Oh my gosh!
How I dislike bleaching!

I can campaign for Buhari to go for third term if he bans all bleaching products in Nigeria.

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Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by kenedyx: 6:22am On Jun 25, 2022
Black is beautiful.
Insecurity kills!

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Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by Holluwhakemmy(f): 6:23am On Jun 25, 2022
I'm dark and beautiful nothing concern me with bleaching cream or cancer.

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Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by Golan007: 6:26am On Jun 25, 2022
Snow white.

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Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by wilcox(m): 6:28am On Jun 25, 2022
helinues:
Inferiority complex is what is making them to bleach

Some blacks want to look like white e.g Michael Jackson but I am yet to see or read about a while bleaching to black
This story about MJ wanting to be white is absolutely wrong, he was suffering from a particular disease that gave him patches in his skin, so he had to bleach his skin.

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Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by euwalaka: 6:29am On Jun 25, 2022
Arch colour
Re: Sebastine Oiwoh: Bleaching Creams Can Cause Cancer, Kidney Disease, Cataracts by Warldbest(m): 6:29am On Jun 25, 2022
And one region in Nigeria bleaches most, I forget their name angry

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