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What makes an allergic reaction from benzoyl peroxide better?

What makes an allergic reaction from benzoyl peroxide better?

Natural healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Antibiotics are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Can it be an allergic reaction if my face is swollen from using neutrogena face wash and benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Can it be an allergic reaction if my face is swollen from using neutrogena face wash and benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Yes: I have seen this in patients..Sometimes people can tolerate one or the other item but not the two when used together. Best to stop using them..Take an antihistamine(allegra (fexofenadine) zyrtec, check the labels) and try something else. If the eaction gets worse see your dr. ...Read more

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Allergic to benzoyl peroxide also allergic to magnesium hydroxide, what should I avoid?

Allergic to benzoyl peroxide also allergic to magnesium hydroxide, what should I avoid?

Ingredients: You will have to get into the habit of carefully reading ingredients on everything. ...Read more

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What ingredients in neosporin can an allergic reaction?

What ingredients in neosporin can an allergic reaction?

Neosporin: Neosporin is a very common allergen, as is Bacitracin (both are very commonly used). Interestingly, neither is better than vaseline at preventing infection, but both are usually better at treating one. So, if you have a scratch, simple use of vaseline (or equivalent) is best to prevent an infection, and save the antibiotics for a proven infection. Stop using neosporin if it causes a rash for u. ...Read more

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I got an allergic reaction to aveeno (oatmeal) moisturizer, why?

I got an allergic reaction to aveeno (oatmeal) moisturizer, why?

Sensitivity?: You maybe sensitive to the "other" ingredients. Or you may be applying the moisturizer on dry skin-therefore irritating the surface. Always wet the skin with cool/tepid water-pat dry and apply the moisturizer. This "soak and seal" technique is essential for eczema/atopic dermatitis. ...Read more

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Benzoyl peroxide allergy treatments?

Benzoyl peroxide allergy treatments?

Stop using.: Benzoyl peroxide allergy is pretty rare. When it happens we simply stop the product, and the rash usually resolves without any further treatment. ...Read more

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Can i use purifying salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide together ? purifying salicylic acid to clean pores and benzoyl peroxide to kill bacteria.

Can i use purifying salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide together ? purifying salicylic acid to clean pores and benzoyl peroxide to kill bacteria.

Acne combo treatment: Yes, it is okay to use these two agents together for severe acne, but the combination can be too harsh for some people. It safest to start with a wash (cleansing soap) to test tolerance. If no severe redness or irritation, you can use topicals (pads or gels) one after the other. ...Read more

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Can vomiting be an allergic reaction from injesting personal lubricants?

Can vomiting be an allergic reaction from injesting personal lubricants?

Vomiting: Please rephrase question and give details on what personal lubricants you are referring to, and how do you get this into the stomach. ...Read more

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Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help a swelling and hive reaction (itching) allergic reaction to penicillin?

Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help a swelling and hive reaction (itching) allergic reaction to penicillin?

Depends: on the reaction, if just hives and itching, yes benadryl (diphenhydramine) can control it in the right dosage, after discontinuing the offending drug, but if more severe symptoms/swelling you need medical attention with the possible addition of epinephrine and probably steroids, ...Read more

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Would 2.5% benzoyl peroxide cream be safe to use on pimple?

Probably: 2.5% BP cream is nearly always safe, unless you're one of the rare people who is allergic to benzoyl peroxide. If it's not effective, however, see a dermatologist for a more comprehensive treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Can an acne cleanser with 2.5% benzoyl peroxide bleach my eyebrows?

Can an acne cleanser with 2.5% benzoyl peroxide bleach my eyebrows?

Expect it: It's a small price to pay for being acne-free. Benzoyl peroxide is your best chocie, but if you prefer, topical retinoic acid is another product you can use with or without benzoyl peroxide. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can vaseline use as face moisturizer ? Has anyone reported allergic reaction to vaseline?

Can vaseline use as face moisturizer ? Has anyone reported allergic reaction to vaseline?

Stay away: Vaseline does not moisturize. The petroleum jelly can an allergic reaction. People get fooled because vaseline can help to keep a moisurizing cream on, but it does not moisturize itself. ...Read more

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Had acne for 2 years. Had an allergic reaction to benzoyl peroxide. Tried salicylic acid and just about everything else. Prefer natural ingredients. ?

Had acne for 2 years. Had an allergic reaction to benzoyl peroxide. Tried salicylic acid and just about everything else. Prefer natural ingredients. ?

Requires a visit: Realistic treatment for acne requires that your health professional actually take your history and look at your skin to come up with a plan of treatment. Since acne can drag on for decades in some patients,it is good to become informed about your particular skin and how to keep it healthy. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to Erythromycin-anaphylaxis Clindamycin- anaphylaxis Bactrim- rash Sulfa drugs- rash can I use polymyxin b sulfate eye drops?

I'm allergic to Erythromycin-anaphylaxis 
Clindamycin- anaphylaxis
Bactrim- rash
Sulfa drugs- rash can I use polymyxin b sulfate eye drops?

Yes: Polymyxin is an effective anti-bacterial. You could use it without the allergies popping up as it has with others. However: are you sure you need this drop? It seems as if you are using an antibiotic for every eye inflammation, most of which are probably not bacterial. And in so doing you have sensitized yourself to antibiotics that you might need for an actual infection. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more


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Benzoyl Peroxide (Definition)

Benzoyl peroxide is an acne agent which is a ...Read more