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Dr. James Krick
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Desquam (Overview)

Desquam is an acne agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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Can desquam-x can help to treat acne and acne scars?

Can desquam-x can help to treat acne and acne scars?

Benzoyl peroxide: It's the mainstay of acne treatment, but if you've got scars, you'll also need your physician's help. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
261 Doctors shared insights

Desquam (Overview)

Desquam is an acne agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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My doctor prescribed benzoyl peroxide for my acne. How do I use it?

My doctor prescribed benzoyl peroxide for my acne. How do I use it?

Topical: Smear it on and rub it in. The tube may have some instructions as well. Probably 5% 2x/day. It is not pleasant, but it's your best beginning therapy. Your physician will add a second medication if you're not clear in two weeks -- perhaps an antibiotic, or the oral contraceptive pill if it's right for you. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What is Brevoxyl creamy wash benzoyl peroxide 4%??? Is it effective??? Does it make skin dark?? Does it have any kind of side effects??

What is Brevoxyl creamy wash benzoyl peroxide 4%??? Is it effective??? Does it make skin dark?? Does it have any kind of side effects??

Used for acne: Should not darken skin. Side effect is usually dry skin so use a non-comedogenic (won't clog pores) moisturizer to keep skin moist and not too dry. ...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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Does oil cleansing method really works on acne? I'm using benzoyl peroxide right now. It's harsh on my skin though.

Does oil cleansing method really works on acne? I'm using benzoyl peroxide right now. It's harsh on my skin though.

Scientific Rx: Spending a long time massaging castor oil or whatever into your face isn't going to help nearly as much as what your' physician is ready to do for you. You'll need to continue to use benzoyl peroxide though it's not pleasant, but probably adding an antibiotic will clear you. If this isn't sufficient, I would urge you to consider isotretinoin. Acne's a major liability in today's world. Be wise. ...Read more

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Is benzoyl peroxide safe for teens?

Is benzoyl peroxide safe for teens?

Yes: Probably the most common active ingredient in most acne skin care products. ...Read more

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Is a side effect of benzoyl peroxide skin aging?

Is a side effect of benzoyl peroxide skin aging?

No but dry skin: Ehuch may appear aged. Use sparingly as needed and in combination with an appropriate oil free moisturizer, retinoids, and gentle exfoliation. ...Read more

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How can I lessen the side effects of benzoyl peroxide?

Moistrizer: Apply moisturizer first and if necessary decrease frequency of application to every other day. Short contact time with wash rather than cream will still work and be less irritating. ...Read more

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All those products and the Proactiv system contain benzoyl peroxide?

All those products and the Proactiv system contain benzoyl peroxide?

Yes.: The active ingredient in Proactiv system is benzoyl peroxide. This item can bleach clothing or sheets so be careful with it during daily use. ...Read more

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How long does bleaching effect of benzoyl peroxide last on skin?

How long does bleaching effect of benzoyl peroxide last on skin?

Typically very short: Duration and mostly happens on darker skin, for a day or two, but it is not common so if your skin lightens with BP, have your dermatologist switch you to a different topical antibacterial agent ...Read more

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Benzoyl peroxide side effects and how long do they last?

Benzoyl peroxide side effects and how long do they last?

Varies: Benzoyl peroxide (bpo) is a good acne medication but people with dry skin tendencies will see their dry skin get worse. Stopping the bpo helps and using an oil free moisturizer helps even more. A small percentage (5-10%) of people develop a contact allergy when they use bpo which left untreated can last for weeks. ...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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Why does clindamycin cost so much more than benzoyl peroxide? When the effectiveness is about the same?

Why does clindamycin cost so much more than benzoyl peroxide? When the effectiveness is about the same?

It is a prescriptive: BP is old technology and just drys skin
clinda is an antibiotic that kills proprionobacterium which causes acne
very different. ...Read more

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What is benzoyl peroxide?

What is benzoyl peroxide?

Acne medication: Benzoyl peroxide is a common treatment for mild acne. It kills P. acnes, the bacteria involved in the formation of acne. It works well in combination with other treatments, such as antibiotic gels. Any cream may have irritating side effects in some unlucky people, and/or lead to uneven skin tones in darker-skinned people. One can start with every-other-day use and increase if no skin irritation. ...Read more

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What is the strongest dose of benzoyl peroxide?

10 percent: Bost situatios need only 2.5-5 % but you can ues higher. ...Read more

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What are some contraindications for benzoyl peroxide?

Few: Allergy or previous sensitivity to the product. ...Read more

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Benzoyl peroxide for acne?

Great choice!: Benzoyl peroxide is a great choice for acne. Use the cream if you have dry skin or the gel if your skin is oily. Don't use too much because it can irritate the skin. ...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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After applying benzoyl peroxide do you wash it off?

Depends: Some benzoyl peroxide based washes are meant to be washed off. Cream and gel preparations are meant to be left on. The type of benzoyl peroxide dictates whether to leave it on. Keep in mind that it may bleach your clothes or linens, so sleep in a raggedy t-shirt if you are using it at night. ...Read more

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Which is better defferin or benzac (benzoyl peroxide)?

Whichever works 4 u: Benzac is a brand of benzoyl peroxide (http://www. Drugs. Com/cons/benzac-topical. Html). Various strengths of benzoyl peroxide are available over-the-counter w/o prescription. Differin is a brand of adapalene (http://www. Drugs. Com/differin. Html), which is available by prescription only. Typically we recommend OTC products 1st. Failing that, we then try any number of prescription options. ...Read more

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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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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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How long does it take for benzoyl peroxide to take effect?

Several weeks: If you are not clearly improved after two weeks using the stuff as tolerated, get with your physician who can add something that will help more. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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