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Acne Treatments Without Benzoyl Peroxide
Most acne treatments contain benzoyl peroxide, but they contain about 5- 10 % of it. What would happen if I used something with 50%?
Nothing: Because there is no 50% bezoyl peroxide available unless you are pharmacist knows how to do it. ...Read more
Treatments for what I think is subclinical acne please. Have tried BHAs, benzoyl peroxide, microdermabrasion but nothing has worked.
Other options: Get with your personal physician now. If topical benzoyl peroxide has failed, you'll probably need prescription-strength rx. Never use an antibiotic as sole therapy; your initial rx might be a salicylic acid wash or topical retinoic acid derivative plus topical Clindamycin or systemic tetracycline. We can manage all acne nowadays but it's not easy. If you're offered isotretinoin, consider it. ...Read more
Yes: Bemedicationnzoyl peroxide is noninflammatory.Get a more detailed answer ›
Get a real Rx: That stuff is weak and overpriced. If you have gotten scars, you should already be on prescription meds. I am sorry this happened and you need to get with your personal physician. ...Read more
No: You'll continue using it until it remits on its own. I was able to stop taking medication when I was 50. Don't get discouraged -- all acne can be managed; half of people are able to get excellent control just on benzoyl peroxide. If this isn't you, your physician can keep you clear. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: It may be even more unpleasant than usual, but not dangerous. ...Read more
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more
Limited help: These products are mostly benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid which are both pretty good for starters. If you have acne on your trunk, or if you're not clear in two weeks, get with your physician for prescription-strength treatment. It won't touch your scars, and the fact that you have scarring (sorry it was neglected) suggests that probably you'll end up needing prescription-strength rx now. ...Read more
Need some medication for inflamed skin after applying 5% benzoyl peroxide for acne type of skin is sensitive?
Several options: Stop using the benzoyl peroxide and get with your physician. You may be able to tolerate salicylic acid or a retinoic acid derivative. For now, aloe vera or a moisturizer should help. There are other medications for acne that are worth trying; remember not to use antibiotics as monotherapy. ...Read more
I used benzac (benzoyl peroxide) peroxide nw how to get rid of dryness and also my acne marks are nt still gone?
Does oil cleansing method really works on acne? I'm using benzoyl peroxide right now. It's harsh on my skin though.
Scientific Rx: Spending a long time massaging castor oil or whatever into your face isn't going to help nearly as much as what your' physician is ready to do for you. You'll need to continue to use benzoyl peroxide though it's not pleasant, but probably adding an antibiotic will clear you. If this isn't sufficient, I would urge you to consider isotretinoin. Acne's a major liability in today's world. Be wise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My skin is very very oily and I have mild acne shud I use the three step cleansing system which consisit of salycilic acid and benzoyl peroxide?
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