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Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Agent
Benzoyl & acne scar: No - benzoyl peroxide will treat acne and help prevent worsening pustules and inflammation by helping to kill the bacteria causing acne. However, it won't have any effect on the scars you may get from aggressively picking or popping "zits" There are facial scrubs that may lessen the appearance of scars but a physician trained in skin peels would be needed for deep scars ...Read more
Yes: Bemedicationnzoyl peroxide is noninflammatory.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Either should help: My usual sequence is to try benzoyl peroxide, then topical antibiotics (erythromycin is a good one), then topical tretinoin (they can be used in combination or separately). The tretinoin and benzoyl willl both dry your skin out. It depends on how severe your acne is and how sensitive your skin is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are these acne treatment medications (benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel and differin cream 0.1%) effective?
Acne treatment: Either one could be effective by itself. ...Read more
Acne: BPO is an old antibiotic that acne bacteria seem to have no resistance to. It may dry the skin but has a long track record ( think Clearasil) Clindamycin is an antibiotic that helps kill P acne bacteria, it dosent get everywhere so by applying it directly to t e acne you can deliver the drug to the area of need. ...Read more
Is it safe to get a facial while taking prescription acne medications benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin ?
Benzoxyl peroxide: Benzoxyl peroxide is available in a lotion form avoiding the need to use lotion ...Read more
Great idea: Hoping this is all you need. Best wishes. ...Read more
It may not: If you're using this to the limit you can tolerate and you're not clear in two weeks, you're going to need additional, prescription-strength medication from your personal physcian. ...Read more
Indefinitely: It is advisable that you use the topical benzoyl peroxide creams available over the counter on an as needed basis for treatment of mild to moderate acne without cystic component. If it has been for a prolonged period of time such as over three months, i would recommend following up with your physician. ...Read more
How much should I apply benzoyl peroxide on acne and what should the concentration of the medication be for first time use?
I would like to know if benzoyl peroxide is effective agaisnt red marks left by acne. I heard that it prolongs red marks. Is it true?
red=Inflammation: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more
Acne making me feel useless and never want to go out can't take antbiotics either because joining army:( benzoyl peroxide not done much ?
Is there a difference in Benzoyl Peroxide found in cheap OTC acne medication versus the higher quality name brand? Both contain 10% Benzoyl Peroxide
Im 22 y/o and im suffering bad acne, I tried tritinoin, benzoyl peroxide,some home remedies but its getting worst.what shld I do?that I can afford.TY
Are there any home remedies for treating acne? Or is it most effective to treat with OTC products such as; clean & clear, stridex, clearasil, (benzoyl peroxide) etc?
Acne: Home remedies i don't know. Medically you have to know first whether acne is mild, moderate or severe. If mild and moderate use stridex in am and clearsil in pm. If acne is cystic, nodular or recalcitrant, please see dermatologist for other options. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kills bacteria: Benzoyl peroxide creates oxygen when in contact with skin. The bacteria causing acne cannot live in the presence of oxygen so actually dies. It also assists in removing dead cells that cause the pores to get plugged which also leads to acne formation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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