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A 35-year-old member asked:

How to apply benzac (benzoyl peroxide)?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Bid: Twice a day on acne rinse face & back daily.

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A 31-year-old male asked:

Which is better defferin or benzac (benzoyl peroxide)?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Whichever works 4 u: Benzac is a brand of benzoyl peroxide (http://www.drugs.com/cons/benzac-topical.html). Various strengths of benzoyl peroxide are available over-the-counter w/o prescription. Differin is a brand of adapalene (http://www.drugs.com/differin.html), which is available by prescription only. Typically we recommend OTC products 1st. Failing that, we then try any number of prescription options.
A 31-year-old member asked:

After applying benzoyl peroxide do you wash it off?

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Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
Depends : Some benzoyl peroxide based washes are meant to be washed off. Cream and gel preparations are meant to be left on. The type of benzoyl peroxide dictates whether to leave it on. Keep in mind that it may bleach your clothes or linens, so sleep in a raggedy t-shirt if you are using it at night.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Could I use benzac (benzoyl peroxide) for my folliculitis problem in the barbae?

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Dr. John Stephens
Dermatology 19 years experience
Should help: Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) can help folliculitis if caused by bacteria or yeast. Pseudofolliculitis barbae is often due to mechanical trauma after shaving and is often difficult to effectively treat.
India
A 20-year-old male asked about a male:

Is benzac (benzoyl peroxide) 5 % good for blackheads ?

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Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Fair: Most use retinoid products and cleaning skin pores with various mechanical and chemical agents. Blackheads are accumulation of skin oil in ducts leading to the skin which collect dirt. Keeping the skin exfoliated often helps. See a dermatologist for proper skin care and script for a time-release retin a (tretinoin) type product.
CA
A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) allergy?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 36 years experience
Allergy to BPO: BPO is a topical antibiotic good for killing the bacteria believed to cause acne. If you are allergic expect typical signs like facial redness , swelling , rash. these are common symptoms and you should contact your doctor and stop the BPO

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