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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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. Jeffrey Stevens
249 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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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 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

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Benzoyl Peroxide (Definition)

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