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Is benzoyl peroxide a steroid

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Greenberg
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: No it is not a steroid.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Go out now: OK to go in sun while using benzoyl peroxide. Chance of significant sun sensitivity while using it is slim.
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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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Steckelman
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Looks lighter but this goes away.
A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
9 years experience Dermatology
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or reti ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Steckelman
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Can dry not bleach.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Not directly: Benzoyl peroxide is not typically used as an exfolliant, but some people develop excessive dryness and peeling from using it. Better alternatives for ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Myths: No. This is not true.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
For acne not oil: This is a very common treatment for acne but may not solve the problem of oily skin because it works primarily as an antibiotic

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