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A 34-year-old member asked:

Does benzoyl peroxide cream reduce the size or number of pimples?

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Dr. Cheryl Levin
Dermatology 17 years experience
Yes: Benzoyl peroxide is a wonderful treatment for mild acne. It works by killing p. Acnes, the bacteria involved in the formation of acne. It needs to be applied regularly (daily) for at least one month before the full effects are seen. It works well in combination with other acne treatments.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Can I put benzoyl peroxide cream on a popped pimple?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 72 years experience
POPPED PIMPLE BPO: Yes. You can put benzoyl peroxide on a popped pimple. Start with the lowest dose first: 2.5%.

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