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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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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Clearasil (Definition)

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