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Benzoyl Peroxide Face
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
Wants to know if any STDs cause a rash on the face resembling a mild allergic reaction. Rash only on face it is not raised. Using clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) face wash?
Yes, syphilis: Can cause rash, either in primary or secondary stage. If you are in a high risk category, I would get tested for it. ...Read more
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
I use clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) ultra face wash/mask and it works well but I was wondering is there something that I can put on after like lotion?
I have keratosis pilaris, how often and when should I use amlactin? And should I use a clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) exfoliating face wash?
Check with your doc: Check with your dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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?
What could be a line trail itchy bumps rash from center front neck to my chin since 1 1 2 yrs ago the ichy symptoms get better on an off with hycrocortisone triamcinolone benzoyl peroxide and face creams calms it down then in a few days the ichyness persi
See your doctor: If its not getting better with over the counter creams, see your doctor. ...Read more
It can: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Time: Usually 4 hours.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
I treated my face with aloe vera to smoothen out the allergic reaction of using benzoyl peroxide. But still my face is itchy and dry!
Doctor...I'm from malaysia...Im using benzoyl peroxide to cure my face acne. I'm using ir for 2 weeks if I'm not mistaken. Why my face still oily?
Oilly skin: BP doesn't stop oil production but just dries out your skin. You could use a stronger strength like 10% or get a prescription cream from a doc. ...Read more
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
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.?
I used an acne treatment with 2% benzoyl peroxide and now my face is burning and extremely dry, what can I do?
Moisturizer: Use a moisturizer such as virgin coconut oil to relieve the sting and dryness. ...Read more
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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
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
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
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