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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Benzac (Overview)

Benzac is an acne agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


Dr. Katharine Cox
210 doctors shared insights

Benzac (Overview)

Benzac is an acne agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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Benzac (Tip)

More is not better. 2.5% benzoyl peroxide is just as effective as 10%, but is much less irritating! ...See more

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Could I use benzac (benzoyl peroxide) for my folliculitis problem in the barbae?

Could I use benzac (benzoyl peroxide) for my folliculitis problem in the barbae?

Should help: Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) can help folliculitis if caused by bacteria or yeast. Pseudofolliculitis barbae is often due to mechanical trauma after shaving and is often difficult to effectively treat. ...Read more

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Used benzoyl peroxide (benzac 2.5%) for acne and my face became red and in few min had rashes all over the face. Its been a week and i still have them?

Used benzoyl peroxide (benzac 2.5%) for acne and my face became red and in few min had rashes all over the face. Its been a week and i still have them?

Rash: Try se cortisone steroid creame over the counter wash your face with a gentle cleanser like cetaphil or baby shampoo. Good luck. It it persists one more week see your family doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Pinkham Dr. Pinkham
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Benzac (Tip)

Flower of sulfur granules and weak benzoyl peroxide 2.5% is an inexpensive topical treatment. ...See more

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How long will it take benzoyl peroxide to work?

Up to 2 months: Acne can be a very frustrating condition. Most over the counter and prescription medications don't work to clear up the spots you have. They start working from day 1 to prevent new pimples. However, it can take up to 8 weeks for pimples to form, and some under the surface of your skin may still pop up in that 8 week period. Be patient! don't stop your acne medications and you will see results. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
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Benzac (Tip)

The ingredient that gives you the best across-the-board treatment is benzoyl peroxide. ...See more

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Does oil cleansing method really works on acne? I'm using benzoyl peroxide right now. It's harsh on my skin though.

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 more

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Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Benzac (Tip)

Start treatment with benzoyl peroxide, and add a retinol if needed. ...See more

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Is a side effect of benzoyl peroxide skin aging?

Is a side effect of benzoyl peroxide skin aging?

No but dry skin: Ehuch may appear aged. Use sparingly as needed and in combination with an appropriate oil free moisturizer, retinoids, and gentle exfoliation. ...Read more

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How can I lessen the side effects of benzoyl peroxide?

Moistrizer: Apply moisturizer first and if necessary decrease frequency of application to every other day. Short contact time with wash rather than cream will still work and be less irritating. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Bader Dr. Bader
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Benzac (Tip)

Use a salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide cleanser once or twice daily. ...See more

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All those products and the Proactiv system contain benzoyl peroxide?

All those products and the Proactiv system contain benzoyl peroxide?

Yes.: The active ingredient in proactiv system is benzoyl peroxide. This item can bleach clothing or sheets so be careful with it during daily use. ...Read more

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How long does bleaching effect of benzoyl peroxide last on skin?

How long does bleaching effect of benzoyl peroxide last on skin?

Typically very short: duration and mostly happens on darker skin, for a day or two, but it is not common so if your skin lightens with BP, have your dermatologist switch you to a different topical antibacterial agent ...Read more

Dr. M. Christine Lee Dr. Lee
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Benzac (Tip)

Wash face with glycolic or salicylic acid wash or benzoyl peroxide. ...See more

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Benzoyl peroxide side effects and how long do they last?

Benzoyl peroxide side effects and how long do they last?

Varies: Benzoyl peroxide (bpo) is a good acne medication but people with dry skin tendencies will see their dry skin get worse. Stopping the bpo helps and using an oil free moisturizer helps even more. A small percentage (5-10%) of people develop a contact allergy when they use bpo which left untreated can last for weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Benzoyl Peroxide (Definition)

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