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What is the use of 2.5% benzyl peroxide?

What is the use of 2.5% benzyl peroxide?

Acne: Most commonly used to treat acne. Helps to dry up sebum production and decrease propionibacterium (bacteria causing acne vulgaris). ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Benzoyl Peroxide (Definition)

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


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What is benzyl peroxide used for?

Best 1st acne treat: This is the best medication to try for control of acne, and it is over the counter. Your physician has many medications that are stronger but that rightly require a prescription. ...Read more

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Can I use benzyl peroxide with tetrinoin ?

Can I use benzyl peroxide with tetrinoin
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Topical acne meds: Benzoyl peroxide and tretinoin can both be used to treat acne, but it is best to apply them at different times of the day. Tretinoin is best used at night time. At the beginning it is best to alternate them at night time, one night one, one night the other, until the skin gets used to them. They can both be drying. There are combination benzoyl peroxide/retinoid medications that can be used. ...Read more

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Can you use benzyl peroxide to disinfect a wound?

Can you use benzyl peroxide to disinfect a wound?

Would not: clean the wound with soap and water, dry, apply antibiotic ointment. do this every couple of days. check your tetanus status ...Read more

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Can using benzyl peroxide or salicyclic acid actually irritate your skin more sometimes than do it any good?

Can using benzyl peroxide or salicyclic acid actually irritate your skin more sometimes than do it any good?

Concentration issue: You may have more delicate skin and require a lower percentage of active ingredient (w/b.P.). The salicylic acid is usually used to remove dead skin (and fungus or other problems along with it), so need to understand how it works and what is "acceptable" response. If worried, see your dr or a dermatologist for advice, or ask your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Compared to each other, would you recommend a 3 step process face wash with benzyl peroxide or a face wash with benzyl peroxide that is just one step?

Compared to each other, would you recommend a 3 step process face wash with benzyl peroxide or  a face wash with benzyl peroxide that is just one step?

Keep it simple: I like simple things for my patients. Gentle rinsing of the face along with a benzoyl peroxide wash 1-2 times per day is often enough to get rid of the oil and debris from your pores. Try not to scrub, it is often not necessary. If this doesn't help your acne then it is time to see someone to assist. ...Read more

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Are there any benzyl peroxide gel (2.5%) that i can buy in drug store?

Benzoyl Peroxide Gel: Over the counter benzoyl peroxide formulations are available in various formulations and strengths up to 10%. Check your local pharmacy for the brands they carry, as we are not permitted to endorse specific brands in this forum. Best wishes. ...Read more