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what is benzoyl peroxide?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Acne medication: Benzoyl peroxide is a common treatment for mild acne. It kills P. acnes, the bacteria involved in the formation of acne. It works well in combination with other treatments, such as antibiotic gels. Any cream may have irritating side effects in some unlucky people, and/or lead to uneven skin tones in darker-skinned people. One can start with every-other-day use and increase if no skin irritation.

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What are some contraindications for benzoyl peroxide?

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
Dermatology 16 years experience
Very Few: Topical benzoyl peroxide is usually prescribed for the treatment of acne. When used as directed, it is a safe medication. The only real contradiction is any known allergies to the drug or the other chemicals and preservatives in the product.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How to apply benzac (benzoyl peroxide)?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Bid: Twice a day on acne rinse face & back daily.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the strongest dose of benzoyl peroxide?

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Dr. Joel Steckelman
Specializes in Pediatrics
10 percent: Bost situatios need only 2.5-5 % but you can ues higher.
India
A 21-year-old male asked about a male:

What percentage of benzoyl peroxide should i use?

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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Depends : Depends on the severity of the acne.
Philippines
A 31-year-old male asked:

Which is better defferin or benzac (benzoyl peroxide)?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 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.

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