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Doctor insights on: Benzoyl Peroxide Burns

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

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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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 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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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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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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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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What is the strongest dose of benzoyl peroxide?

What is the strongest dose of benzoyl peroxide?

10 percent: Bost situatios need only 2.5-5 % but you can ues higher. ...Read more

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What are some contraindications for benzoyl peroxide?

What are some contraindications for benzoyl peroxide?

Very Few: Topical benzoyl peroxide is usually prescribed for the treatment of acne. When used as directed, it is a safe medication. The only real contradiction is any known allergies to the drug or the other chemicals and preservatives in the product. ...Read more

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Can I use my derma wand with benzoyl peroxide?

Can I use my derma wand with benzoyl peroxide?

Yes: From the company website: The DermaWand® also delivers enriched oxygen. The oxygen bathes the skin, soothing your senses with a fresh and clean fragrance. This enriched oxygen helps renew the skin’s surface and reduce the appearance of pore size." You can use DermaWand® with any skin care products you are currently using, although it’s recommended that you use it with the DermaVital products! ...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

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Benzoyl peroxide side effects and how long do they last?

Varies: Benzoyl peroxide (bpo) is a good acne medication but people with dry skin tendencies will see their dry skin get worse. Stopping the bpo helps and using an oil free moisturizer helps even more. A small percentage (5-10%) of people develop a contact allergy when they use bpo which left untreated can last for weeks. ...Read more

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