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Does benzac (benzoyl peroxide) acne gel actually work?

Does benzac (benzoyl peroxide) acne gel actually work?

Benzoyl peroxide: This is your basic topical treatment. It will clear maybe half of cases of acne. If this is not sufficient, get with your physician who can add something that will. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

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


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Can "benzoyl peroxide 5% gel" make pigmentation of the face skin if used for mild acne ?

Can "benzoyl peroxide 5% gel" make pigmentation of the face skin if used for mild acne ?

Maybe: It could cause skin irritation redness and allergic reaction and with repeated exposure and repeated reaction darkness in the skin could happen. ...Read more

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Is akneroxid gel 5% benzoyl peroxide good for acne oily skin and does it cause inflammation?

Is akneroxid gel 5% benzoyl peroxide good for acne oily skin and does it cause inflammation?

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

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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

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

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Which gel is best for acne? Benzoyl peroxide 2.5% or 5% or adalene and clindamycin gel?

Which gel is best for acne?  Benzoyl peroxide 2.5% or 5% or adalene and clindamycin gel?

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 more

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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

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

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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?

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

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


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Benzoyl Peroxide (Definition)

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