A 16-year-old female asked:
can using benzyl peroxide or salicyclic acid actually irritate your skin more sometimes than do it any good?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Donald Alves answered
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Concentration issue: You may have more delicate skin and require a lower percentage of active ingredient (w/b.P.). The salicylic acid is usually used to remove dead skin (and fungus or other problems along with it), so need to understand how it works and what is "acceptable" response. If worried, see your dr or a dermatologist for advice, or ask your pharmacist.
Answered on Apr 20, 2014
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