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Benzoyl Peroxide Cold Sores
Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more
What are the pimples below/around my mouth? They're not like cold sores, but they don't respond to benzoyl peroxide and they crust over after pussing.
I used ice to numb the pain on the two remaining ulcers lesions sores whatever applied hot water salt benzoyl peroxide also gargled with hotwatersalt ?
Lip: Looks like cold sores by the picture. If theres some in the mouth as well, id gargle with one tsp salt 8 oz warm water. Keep the lip moist. There are OTC lip creams as well for this ...Read more
Yes: Most pts. Have too much local reaction with 10 %. ...Read more
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
Dose to high: Not using it properly too often or to strong a strength. ...Read more
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