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benzoyl peroxide allergy in children

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Haley
23 years experience Dermatology
Itchy red: About 10% of people develop an allergy to benzoyl peroxide. While the medication itself can be drying and cause redness and flaking, an allergy will ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Allergy to BPO: BPO is a topical antibiotic good for killing the bacteria believed to cause acne. If you are allergic expect typical signs like facial redness , swell ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Rare but possible: BPO allergy would manifest like any other allergy to a medication. In allergic episodes some of your immune cells are mounting a response and you tend ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Stop using.: Benzoyl peroxide allergy is pretty rare. When it happens we simply stop the product, and the rash usually resolves without any further treatment.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Any product...: ...That does not contain benzoyl peroxide!
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
41 years experience Dermatology
Hard to say: apply Vaseline to those areas twice a day for 1 week. After that time the skin should be smooth even though it may be brown. At that point I would wea ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Benzoyl peroxide: For the moment, i would only use mild soap and eater and apply moisturizer after you wash your face
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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Allergy ???: I doubt you are allergic to this combination of chemicals. People have a variable sensitivity to its drying effect. Proper use requires a gradual incr ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gloria Lopez
44 years experience Pediatrics
Not acne: Skin asthma is eczema or atopic dermatitis. This condition, which is marked by the skin being overly sensitive to specific irritants, typically affect ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Levin
16 years experience Dermatology
Various: The most common side effect of benzoyl peroxide is dryness. The dryness is usually mild, and may be countered with application of an oil-free moistur ... Read More
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