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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Benzoyl Peroxide (Definition)

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


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Is there any difference among the OTC benzoyl peroxide lotions or creams (prices can vary a lot)?

Is there any difference among the OTC benzoyl peroxide lotions or creams (prices can vary a lot)?

Very little.: Gel preparations tend to be more drying than cream preparations (some people want a drying effect, others do not), but the active ingredient is the same. Some have a lower concentration of BP (for the face), and others a higher one (for chest and back). Those are pretty much the only differences. ...Read more

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Do you have any experience with clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) pads, lotions or creams? I would buy it because of the mild acne problems and marks.

Do you have any experience with clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) pads, lotions or creams? I would buy it because of the mild acne problems and marks.

May be enough: This is reasonably-priced benzoyl peroxide with some other ingredients, promoted by disk jockeys in the usa and elsewhere since the 1960's. If your current regimen is not helping, you may wish to visit your physician for guidance on comprehensive management. The marks won't disappear -- if you need this, a dermatologist may be able to help. ...Read more

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Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?

Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?

No: No, topical medications should not affect mental health, other than improve it when symptoms they are treating are improving. ...Read more

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Have skin asthma and now suffering in face allergy (peeling and rashes). i used acne control lotion (benzoyl peroxide 5%) before. how cn i get rid off?

Have skin asthma and now suffering in face allergy (peeling and rashes). i used acne control lotion (benzoyl peroxide 5%) before. how cn i get rid off?

Not acne: Skin asthma is eczema or atopic dermatitis. This condition, which is marked by the skin being overly sensitive to specific irritants, typically affects people predisposed to allergies or asthma. Do not use Benzoyl peroxide! It’s very irritating, it will worsen your condition. You may need a non-steroidal cream such as Protopic to reduce the flair up, then Aquafor as a moisture barrier. ...Read more

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Can I mix lotion with benzoyl peroxide to treat acne?

Can I mix lotion with benzoyl peroxide to treat acne?

Benzoxyl peroxide: Benzoxyl peroxide is available in a lotion form avoiding the need to use lotion ...Read more

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How long should I wait to put oil free lotion on my face after i've used a benzoyl peroxide cleanser?

How long should I wait to put oil free lotion on my face after i've used a benzoyl peroxide cleanser?

Ok, once dry: Once you have patted your face dry after using your cleanser, it is okay to apply a moisturizer. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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