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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Benzoyl Peroxide (Definition)

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


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Is flakey skin a bad sign with benzoyl peroxide?

Is flakey skin a bad sign with benzoyl peroxide?

This is the cause.: Some people when using benzoyl peroxide have flaky skin. This is due to the medicine and the way it works. It causes the skin to peel and it is to help empty the pores. It is the most basic treatment for acne. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some contraindications for benzoyl peroxide?

Very Few: Topical benzoyl peroxide is usually prescribed for the treatment of acne. When used as directed, it is a safe medication. The only real contradiction is any known allergies to the drug or the other chemicals and preservatives in the product. ...Read more

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Which benzoyl peroxide brand is good & does what it says ?

Which benzoyl peroxide brand is good & does what it says ?

Follow directions: Benzoyl peroxide is used to treat acne and it comes in liquid, bar, gel lotion or cream form. Start with once daily to see how your skin reacts to this medication. Follow the directions on the package or on your prescription label carefully. Ask your doctor/pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. See http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a601026.Html for more info. ...Read more

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Can prolonged and heavy use of 2.5% Benzoyl peroxide permanently damage the skin?

Can prolonged and heavy use of 2.5% Benzoyl peroxide permanently damage the skin?

No: If it is drying or irritating, this will quickly heal when you take a rest from it. ...Read more

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How long will it take benzoyl peroxide to work?

Up to 2 months: Acne can be a very frustrating condition. Most over the counter and prescription medications don't work to clear up the spots you have. They start working from day 1 to prevent new pimples. However, it can take up to 8 weeks for pimples to form, and some under the surface of your skin may still pop up in that 8 week period. Be patient! don't stop your acne medications and you will see results. ...Read more

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WHAT QUANTITY CAN I USE OF Benzoyl peroxide AT ONE TIME ?

WHAT QUANTITY CAN I USE OF Benzoyl peroxide AT ONE TIME ?

You can : Cover the area involved as long as it does not dry out too much. Be sure to use an anti acne moisturizer ...Read more

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Is benzoyl peroxide 5% photosensitive? Should I use it only at night ?

Is benzoyl peroxide 5% photosensitive? Should I use it only at night ?

Yes and no.: Benzoyl peroxide can cause photosensitivity, but that doesn't mean you're restricted to using it at night. Apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen (spf 30 or higher) every morning, and limit yourself to a sensible amount of sun exposure. And you'll want to stay out of tanning beds as well. ...Read more

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