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Dr. Wendy Askew
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Benzoyl Peroxide (Definition)

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Hello, I used clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) gel wash and it peeled of my skin. And burnt it so bad .how do I treat it ? Thanks

Hello, I used clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) gel wash and it peeled of my skin. And burnt it so bad .how do I treat it ? Thanks

Chemical burn: You are sensitive to either the harsh astringent or other chemicals in that product. Use OTC hydrocortisone cream with moisturizing cream or lotions. Try using smaller quantities and rinse better next time you use similar products. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use the High Frequency machine while using benzoyl peroxide gel?

Is it safe to use the High Frequency machine while using benzoyl peroxide gel?

Yes: I hope you have not already squandered any money on this machine. If not, save your money for something useful or fun. ...Read more

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Which benzoyl peroxide gel is better for blackheads ? Basiron AC 5 % or benzoyl peroxide gel 2.5 % ?

A retinoid: The best product to get rid of blackheads and prevent the formation of new ones is a retinoid. There are several of them such as differin, tazorac (tazarotene) and various forms of generic retin-a.Since all of them are available by prescription only you need to see your family doctor or a dermatologist to get them. They all can cause dryness so you should start them possibly every other night and then increase. ...Read more

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

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

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Clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide gel use for?

Acne: BPO is an old antibiotic that acne bacteria seem to have no resistance to. It may dry the skin but has a long track record ( think Clearasil) Clindamycin is an antibiotic that helps kill P acne bacteria, it dosent get everywhere so by applying it directly to t e acne you can deliver the drug to the area of need. ...Read more

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Have pimple on my back and better on my face. Can I use the benzoyl peroxide gel I have in my cabinet that I use for my face?

Have pimple on my back and better on my face. Can I use the benzoyl peroxide gel I have in my cabinet that I use for my face?

OTC Acne Treatment: If one is getting scarring (not staining, but depressed or pitted scars), one should seek a medical opinion for prescription treatment. The following can be used: clogged pores (whiteheads and blackheads): - retinol at bedtime - salicylic acid - glycolic acid - benzoyl peroxide inflammatory lesions (red bumps and/or pus bumps) - benzoyl peroxide gel - topical sulfur. ...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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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

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Can prolonged use of benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel cause stomach problems?

Can prolonged use of benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel cause stomach problems?

Clindamycin: This antibiotic has the potential, even when used topically, to initiate clostridium difficile colitis. Do not know what you mean by "stomach problems" but if you are having diarrhea, stop this immediately and see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can i put on lotion after putting on clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide gel? Prescripted from the doctors. Because it dries out my skin.

Can i put on lotion after putting on clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide gel? Prescripted from the doctors. Because it dries out my skin.

Acne Medication: Yes, you can apply lotion after you apply your acne medication. Choosing the right moisturizer and using it in conjunction with your other acne treatments can actually make your skin less prone to breakouts. Look for hypoallergenic, oil free, and non comedogenic. ...Read more

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Can I use lotion after putting on clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide gel prescribed from doctors. What are some examples of lotion i can use?

Moisturizers & acne: If facial skin is overly dry from acne medications, a couple of things can be changed prior to considering using a moisturizer. First make sure you wash with a mild cleanser. Also make sure the skin is dry prior to applying acne medications, as they can irritate damp or wet skin. If the skin is still dry and your acne meds are working well for you, try an oil-free non-comedogenic facial lotion. ...Read more

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Rx for benzoyl peroxide gel 5% for folliculitis on stomach & under breasts. Skin very red & rashy after 1 use is this normal or should I stop using it?

Evaluate: Do confirm the diagnosis. Please make sure, it's not yeast infection or impetigo. That may need different meds. Benzoyl Peroxide is primarily use for acne and can be an irritant in sensitive areas. Folliculitis, if that is what it is...often is bacterial infection. ...Read more

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