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What is the definition or description of: benzoyl peroxide allergy?

What is the definition or description of: benzoyl peroxide allergy?

Itchy red: About 10% of people develop an allergy to benzoyl peroxide. While the medication itself can be drying and cause redness and flaking, an allergy will present with itching as the main complaint. If it is just irritating, as most otc products are, check with your dermatologist for a more elegant and effective formulation that often isn't much more expensive than what you find otc. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) allergy?

Allergy to BPO: BPO is a topical antibiotic good for killing the bacteria believed to cause acne. If you are allergic expect typical signs like facial redness, swelling, rash. These are common symptoms and you should contact your doctor and stop the BPO ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Desquam (benzoyl peroxide) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Desquam (benzoyl peroxide) allergy?

Rare but possible: BPO allergy would manifest like any other allergy to a medication. In allergic episodes some of your immune cells are mounting a response and you tend to develop a rash, hives, itching maybe intense itching, and in extreme cases fatal allergic reactions. If you are using BPO and developing any of these symptomss stop using the medication ...Read more

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Benzoyl peroxide allergy treatments?

Benzoyl peroxide allergy treatments?

Stop using.: Benzoyl peroxide allergy is pretty rare. When it happens we simply stop the product, and the rash usually resolves without any further treatment. ...Read more

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I am treating my allergy from benzoyl peroxide the red areas are becoming brownish in color and looks like a crust on skin is it scarring or healing?

I am treating my allergy from benzoyl peroxide the red areas are becoming brownish in color and looks like a crust on skin is it scarring or healing?

Hard to say: Apply Vaseline to those areas twice a day for 1 week. After that time the skin should be smooth even though it may be brown. At that point I would wear a sunscreen all the time to help the brown discoloration fade. You can also speak to a doctor regarding the use of a hydroquinone or other bleaching cream. You probably did not get a scar ...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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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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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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What should I do if clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) overnight wash irritates my skin?

What should I do if clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) overnight wash irritates my skin?

Clearasil (benzoyl peroxide): Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking salicylic acid topical:
skin irritation not present before use of this medicine (moderate or severe),
dryness and peeling of skin,
flushing,
redness of skin,
unusually warm skin.
You may be having an adverse reaction to the clearasil (benzoyl peroxide). ...Read more

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Is the black head eraser from clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) effective?

Is the black head eraser from clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) effective?

Healthtap doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Does the clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) pimple blocker pen really work?

Sometimes: You can try and see if it works. If not your dermatologist can discuss other topical med or other treatments. ...Read more

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Hello, I used clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) gel wash and it peeled of my skin. And burnt it so bad. How do I treat it? Thanks

Hello, I used clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) gel wash and it peeled of my skin. And burnt it so bad. How do I treat it? Thanks

Chemical burn: You are sensitive to either the harsh astringent or other chemicals in that product. Use OTC hydrocortisone cream with moisturizing cream or lotions. Try using smaller quantities and rinse better next time you use similar products. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) while pregnant?

Is it safe to use clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) while pregnant?

Yes: Most skin creams are safe during pregnancy since there is minimal absorption. There are several other treatments for acne that are safe during pregnancy including cleocin, (clindamycin phosphate) differin and oral antibiotics like amoxicillin. ...Read more

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Does clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) rapid action treatment cream work?

Does clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) rapid action treatment cream work?

Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment:

clogged pores:
tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac

inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules):
topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide

cysts:
oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more

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Help please! Could clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) cause partial blindness?

Help please! Could clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) cause partial blindness?

Most likely No: Otc facial creams, may, if in contact with eye surface cause a transient superficial punctate keratopathy that clears rapidly with rx. Doesn't lead to permanent damage. ...Read more

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What is clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) ultra rapid action treatment cream used for?

What is clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) ultra rapid action treatment cream used for?

Clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) Ultra: Is an over the counter acne product that contains 2% salicylic acid. It is marketed as a product to be used for rapid reduction in size and redness of a large pimple. ...Read more

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How am I supposed to apply clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) ultra rapid action treatment cream?

How am I supposed to apply clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) ultra rapid action treatment cream?

Apply thin layer..: To all areas of the skin that have acne after gently cleansing the skin and drying. It works both to reduce redness and swelling of active lesions, but also helps to open the pores and prevent further pimples. As it may be drying, start with once daily for a few weeks, and then increase to twice or three times daily if well tolerated. It can be used on both face and back but avoid your eyes. ...Read more

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Will clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) work for my bad acne?

Will clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) work for my bad acne?

Too weak: If you call it bad, you. Need to get with a competent physician now. Clear aril is weak and pricey. We can manage you. ...Read more

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Would my clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) work for my bad acne?

Would my clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) work for my bad acne?

Won't be enough: Severe acne usually requires a combination treatment, including one or more prescription medications. All acne is manageable today, and if untreated it is a severe personal and professional liability. Please get on the phone and make an appointment with your physician. ...Read more

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Can you leave the clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) ulra acne+mask on all night?

Yes: Hopefully your skin can tolerate it. If you require something stronger, ask your personal physician. ...Read more

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Are rexsol, cetaphil and clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) good cleansers which is the best?

Depends: Depends on what kind of skin you have, sensitive, oily, dry, acne, etc. Clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) may have acne medication in it which may be helpful if you have acne but dry your skin if you don't. Most dermatologists I've worked with recommend Cetaphil as it is a mild but effective cleanser that works for almost all kinds of skin and skin problems. ...Read more

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How long should you keep clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) vanishing acne cream on for?

How long should you keep clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) vanishing acne cream on for?

Indefinitely: It is advisable that you use the topical benzoyl peroxide creams available over the counter on an as needed basis for treatment of mild to moderate acne without cystic component. If it has been for a prolonged period of time such as over three months, I would recommend following up with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Schneider
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Clearasil (Definition)

Clearsil is an acne agent which is a ...Read more