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Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Gel
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more
Using benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel for acne. It says it can bleach. Does this only apply for when it is still wet, like before it dries up on your face?
Great idea: Hoping this is all you need. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes and yes: It will irritate your skin but will clear mild acne in about two weeks if you apply it aggressively. It's the best first choice for treatment. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your physician. Acne is a serious, chronic non-lifestyle-related disease that is often a major personal and professional liability, and that can always be managed. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have acne on my chin, strted using benzac (benzoyl peroxide) 5 gel for 3 days now, my skin is super red and flaky, shall i keep using it? And if so for how much longer
Yes: Excellent first choice. The redness is to be expected at the beginning; you may reduce dose or frequency. If you are not clear in two weeks, or you find benzoyl peroxide too rough for yourself, your personal physician may be able to help -- though i bet you'll be good in two weeks. Best wishes. ...Read more
Acne: All of the medicines are safe and effective for acne. They work by different mechanisms and i often use all of them together. As topical agents, however they are weaker than internal antibiotics for cystic acne. And are often combined with them. Topical medicines can be irritating to the skin so their use and dose often have to be adjusted by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have acne and red spot on my face...I am going to use benzac (benzoyl peroxide) AC gel for treating it..So it is good choice or not? Plz suggest
A good first try: Benzac ac (http://www.Benzac.Com.Au/why-it-works) is basically benzoyl peroxide with an added combo of absorbing beads and glycerin all act to dry up a lot of the oils that can clog up skin pores, causing an acne lesion. Without seeing you i cannot say if it will work but it may be a good start. See a dermatologist if this doesn't help. ...Read more
I am not acne prone i eat a decent diet. but yet i get pimples not acne and Blind pimples. benzoyl peroxide gel doesn't work. what can i do? Skincare?
Mgt: I would recommend a facial wash such as clear pore and using a gentle astringent afterwards. Then apply the gel to the affected areas. If this does not work, have a discussion with your physician for further treatment options such as antibiotics/topical retinoic acid. ...Read more
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