A member asked:

Rx for benzoyl peroxide gel 5% for folliculitis on stomach & under breasts. skin very red & rashy after 1 use is this normal or should i stop using it?

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Dr. Satish Sundar answered

Specializes in 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 acne and can be an irritant in sensitive areas. Folliculitis, if that is what it is...often is bacterial infection.

Answered 10/10/2014



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