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folliculitis benzoyl peroxide

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
Benzoyl peroxide can: help. Often the folliculitis is caused by prolongued sitting especially if combined with sweating. I also recommend using corn starch to absorb moistu ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stephens
18 years experience Dermatology
Should help: Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) can help folliculitis if caused by bacteria or yeast. Pseudofolliculitis barbae is often due to mechanical trauma after sha ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Some basics: You can actively seek to cleans the areas well with an antibacterial soap on a daily basis. Since you may be carrying an invasive staph in the warm/mo ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satish Sundar
34 years experience Pediatrics
Evaluate: Do confirm the diagnosis. Please make sure, it's not yeast infection or impetigo. That may need different meds. Benzoyl Peroxide is primarily use for ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Folliculitis/acne: folliculitis and acne may both become infected by bacterial contamination. The benzoyl peroxide will help for acne; however, the folliculitis may requ ... Read More
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.
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Polecritti
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Probably the most common active ingredient in most acne skin care products.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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No: Usually not. But each application should follow through cleansing of previous.

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