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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Acne medication: Benzoyl peroxide is a common treatment for mild acne. It kills P. acnes, the bacteria involved in the formation of acne. It works well in combination ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Bid: Twice a day on acne rinse face & back daily.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Steckelman
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Other than local reactions at the applied site there is no problem.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Steckelman
Specializes in Pediatrics
10 percent: Bost situatios need only 2.5-5 % but you can ues higher.
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Dr. Heidi Gilchrist
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Up to 2 months: Acne can be a very frustrating condition. Most over the counter and prescription medications don't work to clear up the spots you have. They start wor ... Read More
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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
31 years experience Pediatrics
Depends : Depends on the severity of the acne.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
21 years experience Dermatology
Depends : Some benzoyl peroxide based washes are meant to be washed off. Cream and gel preparations are meant to be left on. The type of benzoyl peroxide dicta ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Crosby
16 years experience Dermatology
Very Few: Topical benzoyl peroxide is usually prescribed for the treatment of acne. When used as directed, it is a safe medication. The only real contradiction ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
27 years experience Family Medicine
It can: Benzoyl peroxide may cause drying of the skin, and that can cause it to become irritated, itchy, and red.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Whichever works 4 u: Benzac is a brand of benzoyl peroxide (http://www.drugs.com/cons/benzac-topical.html). Various strengths of benzoyl peroxide are available over-the-co ... Read More

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