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Dr. Scott Keith
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Benzoyl Peroxide (Definition)

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


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What can I use to cure a burn made from Benzoyl Peroxide face wash?

What can I use to cure a burn made from Benzoyl Peroxide face wash?

Moisturizer: Using a light coat of moisturizer will help. Remember not to abuse of it too much or you will get more acne. You can also decrease the amount of Benzoyl Peroxide that you are using or the frequency. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Won't benzoyl peroxide burn your face and cause severe dryness and redness?

Won't benzoyl peroxide burn your face and cause severe dryness and redness?

It can: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Can benzoyl peroxide 10% burn my skin and ruin it permenently?

Can benzoyl peroxide 10% burn my skin and ruin it permenently?

No: Some people are allergic to it and get temporary redness and itching, but use of 10% benzoyl peroxide will not cause any permanent damage. ...Read more

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What can I do for chemical burns from benzoyl peroxide all over my back?

Burn: Please visit dermatologist and discuss the treatment before symptoms gets worst. ...Read more

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How come when you put benzoyl peroxide creams on your face, your eyelids burn?

How come when you put benzoyl peroxide creams on your face, your eyelids burn?

Thin skin: Eyelid skin is among the thinnest on the body and is delicate and easily damaged.
Read labels on anything you put on your face and avoid using strong substances on eyelid skin. ...Read more

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Can I know if darkened skin from chemical burn like Benzoyl Peroxide will be able to heal on its own and return to the same skin tone as the surrounding skin? How long does it usually take to heal or is it permanent?

Can I know if darkened skin from chemical burn like Benzoyl Peroxide will be able to heal on its own and return to the same skin tone as the surrounding skin? How long does it usually take to heal or is it permanent?

Moisturizers help: When acne creams or gels are strong on the face, and there is facial inflammation, twice a day moisturizing cream helps. Such patients may find that over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream twice a day for one week, can also help. One can talk with one's primary care doctor or a dermatologist, to get more help if worried. Life is not so predictable. Skin darkening sometimes take years to fade. ...Read more

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I used benzoyl peroxide 10% for acne everyday. Today my skin started to burn really bad when using it like it was on fire. Is this normal?

No: Some people are allergic to benzoyl peroxide. It is also irritating to some degree for almost everyone. 10% is a high strength, but it doesn't actually work any better than 2.5%.

You should lay off it for a few days, and if you wish to keep using benzoyl peroxide, you could re-try a lower concentration. ...Read more

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I got a dark scar on my face for using 10% benzoyl peroxide gel and 5% gel. And it does not fade. It looks like a dry burn. How can I treat it?

I got a dark scar on my face for using 10% benzoyl peroxide gel and 5% gel. And it does not fade. It looks like a dry burn. How can I treat it?

Hyper pigmentation: It sounds like you have an area of hyper pigmentation after inflammation. Some folks tend to do this more than others but there are options for treatment. Brown pigment can respond to lightening creams, IPL, or ablative laser treatments. Generally with lightening creams the pigment can return upon stopping. I lean more toward IPL or Laser. Sometimes it will improve on its own given time. ...Read more

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I used benzoyl peroxide 10% on my acne 5 days ago. Day 3 I noticed red marks which looked like burn I have stopped using it what can I do now for marks

Benzoyl peroxide: Do not use tne benzoyl peroxide. Use a moisturizer until your skin returns to normal. Then you can reinstitute the benzoyl peroxide being careful withits application ...Read more

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How can I treat redness / burn from aha and bha or benzoyl peroxide. Are the darkness and redness permenant? If not how long does it usually take for my skin to recover to its natural skin tone and texture?

How can I treat redness / burn from aha and bha or benzoyl peroxide. Are the darkness and redness permenant? If not how long does it usually take for my skin to recover to its natural skin tone and texture?

Skin pigment.: Most cases of such “burns“ are actually irritations of the epidermis where the pigment is made. This results in a deposition of more pigment, in, say a few weeks in a Scotch Irish person, and much longer. And much more seriously in black. Persons. See a cosmetically oriented dermatologists asap. ...Read more

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Quite dry skin due to benzoyl peroxide use and when I apply moisturizer afterwards it makes my skin burn/sting. What could be cause? Any advice?

Quite dry skin due to benzoyl peroxide use and when I apply moisturizer afterwards it makes my skin burn/sting. What could be cause? Any advice?

Interaction: Between the bezoyl peroxide andthemoisturizer. Check the ingeditents (especially alcohol and chemicals) in the moisturizer o.r swithch to a simple barrier like Nivea or Lubriderm ...Read more

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I used 10%benzoyl peroxide&it left a minor chemical burn on my upper lip (skin has had a darkened color for the past 4days)is this scarring or healing?

Burn: Skin often responds to injury with increased pigmentation. If your medication "burned" your skin, the darkening is likely the inflammatory process. Protect it from the sun and allow time to resolve it. ...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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Treatments for what I think is subclinical acne please. Have tried BHAs, benzoyl peroxide, microdermabrasion but nothing has worked.

Treatments for what I think is subclinical acne please. Have tried BHAs, benzoyl peroxide, microdermabrasion but nothing has worked.

Subclinical acne????: If it is subclinical who is it bothering? You? Your dermatologist? I can set up a charitable foundation that you can send checks to if it makes you feel better for the caring of people with subclinical acne and many other subclinical conditions. ...Read more

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Hello, I used clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) gel wash and it peeled of my skin. And burnt it so bad. How do I treat it? Thanks

Hello, I used clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) gel wash and it peeled of my skin. And burnt it so bad. How do I treat it? Thanks

Chemical burn: You are sensitive to either the harsh astringent or other chemicals in that product. Use OTC hydrocortisone cream with moisturizing cream or lotions. Try using smaller quantities and rinse better next time you use similar products. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use benzoyl peroxide as a spot treatment instead of as part of a routine?

Is it ok to use benzoyl peroxide as a spot treatment instead of as part of a routine?

Yes, spot treatment: Benzoyl peroxide is used in various concentrations and spot treatment for acne is safe and effective beginning at 2%. For resistant spots you can use up to 10%. It's best to have your skin followed by a dermatologist who can examine your skin and determine the best regimen for long term acne control. Most patients need a good facial wash along with oil control. ...Read more

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Does clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) rapid action treatment cream work?

Does clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) rapid action treatment cream work?

Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment:

clogged pores:
tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac

inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules):
topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide

cysts:
oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more

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What is clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) ultra rapid action treatment cream used for?

What is clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) ultra rapid action treatment cream used for?

Clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) Ultra: Is an over the counter acne product that contains 2% salicylic acid. It is marketed as a product to be used for rapid reduction in size and redness of a large pimple. ...Read more

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How am I supposed to apply clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) ultra rapid action treatment cream?

How am I supposed to apply clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) ultra rapid action treatment cream?

Apply thin layer..: To all areas of the skin that have acne after gently cleansing the skin and drying. It works both to reduce redness and swelling of active lesions, but also helps to open the pores and prevent further pimples. As it may be drying, start with once daily for a few weeks, and then increase to twice or three times daily if well tolerated. It can be used on both face and back but avoid your eyes. ...Read more

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