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Can benzoyl peroxide 10% burn my skin and ruin it permenently?

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Dr. Arlo Miller
14 years experience in Dermatology
No: Some people are allergic to it and get temporary redness and itching, but use of 10% benzoyl peroxide will not cause any permanent damage.
Answered on Mar 4, 2019
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