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Desquam Allergy In Children
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
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
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
Currently I am treating my allergy from benzoyl peroxide 10% can I wash my face with facewash containing salicylic acid at the same time?
Benzoyl peroxide: For the moment, I would only use mild soap and eater and apply moisturizer after you wash your face ...Read more
I am treating my allergy from benzoyl peroxide the red areas are becoming brownish 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
Should I take medications from my physician to treat and heal red rashes(allergy) which look like burn which I got from using benzoyl peroxide 10%?
Follow MD advice: I'd follow the advice of your physician. He /she has seen the rash, we haven't. ...Read more
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! Its 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
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
Few: Allergy or previous sensitivity to the product. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes and no.: Benzoyl peroxide can cause photosensitivity, but that doesn't mean you're restricted to using it at night. Apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen (spf 30 or higher) every morning, and limit yourself to a sensible amount of sun exposure. And you'll want to stay out of tanning beds as well. ...Read more
Is it possible that benzoyl peroxide usage for a year can make you permanently photosensitive in the areas you used it, even after discontinuation?
Benzyl peroxide: Yes, prolonged use of benzyl peroxide can cause photosensitivitybof the skin. ...Read more