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Doctor insights on: Benzoyl Peroxide Gel Side Effects

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Benzoyl Peroxide (Definition)

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


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How can I lessen the side effects of benzoyl peroxide?

How can I lessen the side effects of benzoyl peroxide?

Moistrizer: Apply moisturizer first and if necessary decrease frequency of application to every other day. Short contact time with wash rather than cream will still work and be less irritating. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of benzoyl peroxide if you have no allergey to it?

Dryness: It can result in dryness and can bleach clothing and other material. Moisturizer prior to benzoyl peroxide will decrease dryness. ...Read more

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Do the drying and irritation side effects of benzoyl peroxide subside over time?

Do the drying and irritation side effects of benzoyl peroxide subside over time?

Usually...: ...Unless you're allergic to BP (which is quite unusual), or you're using too strong a preparation, or you're washing your face vigorously just before you apply the bp. All of these can cause persistent drying and irritation. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of benzoyl peroxide if you have no allergey to it?

What are some of the side effects of benzoyl peroxide if you have no allergey to it?

Various: The most common side effect of benzoyl peroxide is dryness. The dryness is usually mild, and may be countered with application of an oil-free moisturizer. Some patients may experience irritation when using benzoyl peroxide. If you experience mild irritation, try decreasing the frequency of applixation. If irritation is severe or persists, discontinue use of benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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Benzoyl peroxide side effects and how long do they last?

Varies: Benzoyl peroxide (bpo) is a good acne medication but people with dry skin tendencies will see their dry skin get worse. Stopping the bpo helps and using an oil free moisturizer helps even more. A small percentage (5-10%) of people develop a contact allergy when they use bpo which left untreated can last for weeks. ...Read more

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How can I lessen the side effects of benzoyl peroxide on my skin?

Benzoyl peroxide: Benzoyl peroxide can cause irritation if you are allergic to it or if the concentration is too strong. You can try a lower concentration (2.5-3%) on a small area first but if that still causes a reaction you shouldn't use it at all. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of benzoyl peroxide cream?

Various: The most common side effect of benzoyl peroxide is dryness. The dryness is usually mild, and may be countered with application of an oil-free moisturizer. Some patients may experience irritation when using benzoyl peroxide. If you experience mild irritation, try decreasing the frequency of applixation. If irritation is severe or persists, discontinue use of benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) side effects?

Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) side effects?

Skin redness: Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is a topical antibiotic of benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin, commonly prescribed for acne. Caution should be used if patients have an allergy to either medication or have a history of ulcerative or infectious colitis. The most common side effects are dry, red, scaling skin or a burning sensation. ...Read more

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