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Does benzoyl peroxide cleans blackheads?

Does benzoyl peroxide cleans blackheads?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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Won't hydrogen peroxide kill every virus?

Won't hydrogen peroxide kill every virus?

Absolutely not!: I have seen statements like this all over the internet: "if you want, use a cleaner with ingredients that can kill flu viruses, like bleach, hydrogen peroxide, antiseptics with iodine, and alcohol. But good old soap and water also work well." while that may be of some benefit on surfaces outside of the body, only standard sterilization (not disinfection) techniques are guaranteed to be effective. ...Read more

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Benzoyl peroxide and hydrogen peroxide the same?

Nope: These are very different and are used differently in medicine. Acne BP wounds hp. ...Read more

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Can i use purifying salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide together ? purifying salicylic acid to clean pores and benzoyl peroxide to kill bacteria.

Can i use purifying salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide together ? purifying salicylic acid to clean pores and benzoyl peroxide to kill bacteria.

Acne combo treatment: Yes, it is okay to use these two agents together for severe acne, but the combination can be too harsh for some people. It safest to start with a wash (cleansing soap) to test tolerance. If no severe redness or irritation, you can use topicals (pads or gels) one after the other. ...Read more

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Which is more effective in killing acne bacteria: benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid?

Which is more effective in killing acne bacteria: benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid?

They differ: Benzoyl peroxide is an astringent that is used to kill surface bacteria. Salicylic acid does not kill bacteria it breaks down pore plugs formed by skin oil and skin cells. The main cause of acne is a change in skin cells from testosterone stimulation. ...Read more

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Benzoyl peroxide for acne?

Benzoyl peroxide for acne?

Great choice!: Benzoyl peroxide is a great choice for acne. Use the cream if you have dry skin or the gel if your skin is oily. Don't use too much because it can irritate the skin. ...Read more

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Does benzac (benzoyl peroxide) acne gel actually work?

Benzoyl peroxide: This is your basic topical treatment. It will clear maybe half of cases of acne. If this is not sufficient, get with your physician who can add something that will. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does hydrogen peroxide kill herpes virus on toothbrush?

Does hydrogen peroxide kill herpes virus on toothbrush?

Probably not very: well. Better to throw the toothbrush away after you disinfect it to protect others, who may want to use it after you've throw it away. Need something stronger than that. Get a new toothbrush for peace of mind. You can afford it. In fact, you can't afford not to! ...Read more

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Can benzoyl peroxide wash and clindamycin phosphate foam be mixed?

Can be used together: Benzoyl peroxide wash is meant to be washed off. Clindamycin foam is meant to be left on. It is acceptable to use the benzoyl peroxide was in the shower, then apply the Clindamycin foam after the shower to help control acne. ...Read more

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Can benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) treat blind pimples?

Can benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) treat blind pimples?

BenzaClin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide): Benzaclin® topical gel (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) contains Clindamycin and is used to treat pimples and acne. ...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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Are benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) and ziana effective against purging?

Are benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) and ziana effective against purging?

Purging?: I am unaware of any mechanism by which these topical antiacne agents would have such an effect. ...Read more

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Does 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide kills cancer?

Does 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide kills cancer?

No.: It can kill patients, but not cancer. Promoting hydrogen peroxide to treat cancer is a dangerous quackery. Avoid it. ...Read more

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Could hydrogen peroxide kill athletes foot?

Could hydrogen peroxide kill athletes foot?

Fungus: Anti-fungal medicine would work the best. Typically athletes foot loves a dark moist area like your enclosed shoe gear. Keeping your feet dry by changing socks, cotton socks and even using antiperspirant sprays between toes and bottom will help! ...Read more

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Can i use purifying salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide together ? purifying salicylic acid to clean pores and benzoyl peroxide to kill bacteria.

Acne combo treatment: Yes, it is okay to use these two agents together for severe acne, but the combination can be too harsh for some people. It safest to start with a wash (cleansing soap) to test tolerance. If no severe redness or irritation, you can use topicals (pads or gels) one after the other. ...Read more

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