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A 20-year-old male asked:

used benzoyl perox 2.5%on skin for 6 months. discontinued for 9 months. now even when i use daily sunscreen it flushes/red/annoyed when i get any sunlight/sensitive to creams.permanent damage? ideas?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Benzoyl peroxide: Discontinue its use and try using virgin coconut oil. It will several weeks before you see any progress

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Last updated May 14, 2014

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