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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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Do you think it could be safe to use clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) face wash to clean my teeth?

Do you think it could be safe to use clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) face wash to clean my teeth?

Why ?: Toothpaste is made for cleaning teeth. Most of the face washes will clearly state "for external use only". Your teeth and gingival tissues are not considered external. ...Read more

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I over-used benzoyl peroxide & my face is bright red and dry, even after many hours. I need the redness to go away ASAP. What should I do?

I over-used benzoyl peroxide & my face is bright red and dry, even after many hours. I need the redness to go away ASAP. What should I do?

Wait it out: This is going to happen with any of these products & the chemical burn you created must heal. Be sure you get all of it off with a moisturizing soap.You could try a mild (1/2% hydrocortisone cream thinly applied once or twice a day for itching/redness but you mostly have to let it heal.It will behave like a sunburn. Avoid the BP for a few weeks. ...Read more

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My dermatologist said I have combination of acne vulgris n rosacea.he gave benzoyl peroxide creamy face wash. Is it ok with rosacea??I heard it's not

My dermatologist said I have combination of acne vulgris n rosacea.he gave benzoyl peroxide creamy face wash. Is it ok with rosacea??I heard it's not

See below: Some people are sensitive to it and may have allergic reactions (hives, tightness of the throat) or severe irritation of the skin. Use a small amount once a day on a small area of affected skin for three days. If you have no reaction, then you can use it, but follow the directions given by the dermatologist ...Read more

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After using clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) my face is red, sore to touch, dry and i'm breaking out horribly. Could this be an allergic reaction? What could I do to two it?

After using clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) my face is red, sore to touch, dry and i'm breaking out horribly. Could this be an allergic reaction? What could I do to two it?

Cosmetic reaction: Clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) has different ingredients for different purposes.When your skin breaks out at the site which has contact with it, it can be due to either allergy or irritation. If symptoms are outside of the area that your skin has contacts with, it is more likely that you are allergic to one of the ingredients in the lotion/solution. In all case, you should stop using it and see a doc to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have sensitive skin issues since using benzoyl peroxide on face. Discont. over a year ago. Now my face is allergic to all moisturizers, even the ones I wasnt to before. Even olive oil causes a reaction. This only happens on face not body. Ideas?

BENZOYL PEROXIDE: DON'T BLAME THE BENZOYL PEROXIDE FOR YOUR SENSITIVITY TO MOISTURIZERS. I SEE NO CONNECTION AT ALL TO THIS. THERE ARE DOZENS OF MOISTURIZERS ON THE MARKET; I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT YOU HAVE TRIED THEM ALL! ...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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Benzoyl Peroxide irritated my face and left the applied area with darkened and damaged skin tone as if sunburned. Its been few months and I can still see the difference of it from the surrounding skin tone. What can i do and will it heal on its own ?

Benzoyl Peroxide irritated my face and left the applied area with darkened and damaged skin tone as if sunburned. Its been few months and I can still see the difference of it from the surrounding skin tone. What can i do and will it heal on its own ?

Should heal in time: Some will have this effect if left on for longer than their skin will tolerate. Skin tone is created by pigment producing cells within the skin and can take a year or so to even out after a simple injury. There are no products that would speed this process but a sunblock could reduce part of the difference caused by sun tan on unaffected skin. ...Read more

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DOCTORS I WANT TO KNOW THAT I HAVE ACNE ON MY OILY SKIN SO CAN I USE Benzoyl peroxide ON MY FACE?AND TELL ITS SDEFFECTS WHICH CAN BE OCCUR ON MY SKIN?

DOCTORS I WANT TO KNOW THAT I HAVE ACNE ON MY OILY SKIN SO CAN I USE Benzoyl peroxide ON MY FACE?AND TELL ITS SDEFFECTS WHICH CAN BE OCCUR ON MY SKIN?

Do it, man: This is basic. It's not going to be pleasant, it will irritate and redden your skin, and it's the first step in getting rid of your acne. Use it as you can tolerate. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add some additional Rx. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Applied a benzoyl peroxide solution to face for acne and face turned red and burned cause? Acne free sensitive was the product hist: pcos htn

Direct effect: Your reaction is a direct action of the benzoyl peroxide. Try using a weaker preparation: it comes in many different strengths. Carefully read your label and ascertain what strength you actually have. ...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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