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What is the definition or description of: benzoyl peroxide allergy?

What is the definition or description of: benzoyl peroxide allergy?

Itchy red: About 10% of people develop an allergy to benzoyl peroxide. While the medication itself can be drying and cause redness and flaking, an allergy will present with itching as the main complaint. If it is just irritating, as most otc products are, check with your dermatologist for a more elegant and effective formulation that often isn't much more expensive than what you find otc. ...Read more

Benzoyl Peroxide Allergy (Definition)

About 10% of people develop an allergy to benzoyl peroxide. While the medication itself can be drying and cause redness and flaking, an allergy will present with itching as the main complaint. If it is just irritating, as most otc products are, check with your dermatologist for a more elegant and effective formulation that often isn't much more expensive than ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) allergy?

Allergy to BPO: BPO is a topical antibiotic good for killing the bacteria believed to cause acne. If you are allergic expect typical signs like facial redness , swelling , rash. these are common symptoms and you should contact your doctor and stop the BPO ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Desquam (benzoyl peroxide) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Desquam (benzoyl peroxide) allergy?

Rare but possible: BPO allergy would manifest like any other allergy to a medication. In allergic episodes some of your immune cells are mounting a response and you tend to develop a rash, hives, itching maybe intense itching, and in extreme cases fatal allergic reactions. If you are using BPO and developing any of these symptomss stop using the medication ...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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I am treating my allergy from benzoyl peroxide the red areas are becoming brownish in color and looks like a crust on skin is it scarring or healing?

I am treating my allergy from benzoyl peroxide the red areas are becoming brownish in color and looks like a crust on skin is it scarring or healing?

Hard to say: apply Vaseline to those areas twice a day for 1 week. After that time the skin should be smooth even though it may be brown. At that point I would wear a sunscreen all the time to help the brown discoloration fade. You can also speak to a doctor regarding the use of a hydroquinone or other bleaching cream. You probably did not get a scar ...Read more

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Have skin asthma and now suffering in face allergy (peeling and rashes). i used acne control lotion (benzoyl peroxide 5%) before. how cn i get rid off?

Have skin asthma and now suffering in face allergy (peeling and rashes). i used acne control lotion (benzoyl peroxide 5%) before. how cn i get rid off?

Not acne: Skin asthma is eczema or atopic dermatitis. This condition, which is marked by the skin being overly sensitive to specific irritants, typically affects people predisposed to allergies or asthma. Do not use Benzoyl peroxide! It’s very irritating, it will worsen your condition. You may need a non-steroidal cream such as Protopic to reduce the flair up, then Aquafor as a moisture barrier. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of benzoyl peroxide if you have no allergey to it?

What are some of the side effects of benzoyl peroxide if you have no allergey to it?

Various: The most common side effect of benzoyl peroxide is dryness. The dryness is usually mild, and may be countered with application of an oil-free moisturizer. Some patients may experience irritation when using benzoyl peroxide. If you experience mild irritation, try decreasing the frequency of applixation. If irritation is severe or persists, discontinue use of benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of benzoyl peroxide if you have no allergey to it?

Dryness: It can result in dryness and can bleach clothing and other material. Moisturizer prior to benzoyl peroxide will decrease dryness. ...Read more

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Is benzoyl peroxide 5% photosensitive? Should I use it only at night ?

Is benzoyl peroxide 5% photosensitive? Should I use it only at night ?

Yes and no.: Benzoyl peroxide can cause photosensitivity, but that doesn't mean you're restricted to using it at night. Apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen (spf 30 or higher) every morning, and limit yourself to a sensible amount of sun exposure. And you'll want to stay out of tanning beds as well. ...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. John Chiu
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Benzoyl Peroxide (Definition)

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