Top
30
Doctor insights on: Benzoyl Peroxide Face

Share
1

1
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

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
292 Doctors shared insights

Benzoyl Peroxide (Definition)

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


2

2
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

4

4
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

7

7
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

8

8
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

9

9
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 wasn't 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

11

11
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

13

13
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

14

14
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

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

16

16
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

19

19
How do I apply Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel on my face?

How do I apply Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel on my face?

Morning and night: It is usually recommended to use it in the morning and in the evening, preferably at the same time each day. Wash face w/ warm water and gently pat dry. Apply a thin layer using ur fingertips. If there is white residue on your skin, used too much (less next time). After use, wash your hands. ...Read more

21

21
How to know if one has a chemical burn or allergic reaction on their face after using a benzoyl peroxide acne treatment/face wash, and how to know what degree of possible burn it is and the appropriate measures to take to heal it.?

How to know if one has a chemical burn or allergic reaction on their face after using a benzoyl peroxide acne treatment/face wash, and how to know what degree of possible burn it is and the appropriate measures to take to heal it.?

Benzoyl Peroxide: Stop using benzoyl peroxide and call your doctor at once if you have severe stinging or burning of your skin.
Less serious side effects may include:
mild stinging or burning;
itching or tingly feeling;
skin dryness, peeling, or flaking; or
redness or other irritation. ...Read more

24

24
I've been using benzoyl peroxide and noticed that my face looks more tan. Is that reversible?

I've been using benzoyl peroxide and noticed that my face looks more tan. Is that reversible?

Wrong question: If you are asking if benzoyl peroxide will tan your face, the answer is NO. Next questions: What, exactly, do you mean by "more tan"? Are you outside in sun? Ever go tanning? Anything else used on face? Why would you wish to "reverse" it? ...Read more

25

25
Is the black head eraser from clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) effective?

Is the black head eraser from clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) effective?

Healthtap doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

26

26
How should benzoyl peroxide be applied - all over the face or only on spots?

How should benzoyl peroxide be applied - all over the face or only on spots?

Acne and BPO: This is a greet question. Benzoyl peroxide works best for acne if you use a low strength (2 1/2%)everyday all over your face. This way it will kill the bacteria that cause the acne and help prevent future outbreaks of acne. However, if you really can't tolerate it all over you can apply it to the spots but it's benefit will only be to dry up a lesion that is there and not prevent future acne. ...Read more

27

27
Sir would you please tell me how can I remove my white heads from my face. I have tried benzoyl peroxide (2.5) but nothing happened.

Sir would you please tell me how can I remove my white heads from my face. I have tried benzoyl peroxide (2.5) but nothing happened.

Prescription: One of the best medications to get rid of white heads is a topical retinoid. These work by preventing the formation of comedones (white heads). A dermatologist can prescribe you the most appropriate product. Another option is washing your face with a Clarisonic brush. This helps to open up the pores and prevents them from clogging, thus preventing white heads. ...Read more

28

28
Can benzoyl peroxide close the large pore from cheek on face?

Can benzoyl peroxide close the large pore from cheek on face?

NO: BPO is a topical antibiotic good for killing once causing bacteria. Your large pore is filled with oils and cellular debris, to treat it you have to clean it out. I would use a mild soap and follow up with a god exfoliator. Some term practices have them and they either have glycol acid or salicylic acid to exfoliate. These 2 measures will help a lot more than the bPO ...Read more

29

29
Is it ok to use "benzoyl peroxide gel 5% " & "contractubex gel " at the same day to the same area of face?

Acne: It would be fine to use them both on the same day. I would not use them at the same time although this would probably be okay too. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
200 Doctors shared insights

Clearasil (Definition)

Clearsil is an acne agent which is a ...Read more


Dr. Ana Adelstein
260 Doctors shared insights

Desquam (Definition)

Desquam is an acne agent which is a ...Read more


Find us on Facebook