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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Benzoyl Peroxide (Definition)

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


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Does benzoyl peroxide cleans blackheads?

Does benzoyl peroxide cleans blackheads?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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Does benzac (benzoyl peroxide) acne gel actually work?

Does benzac (benzoyl peroxide) acne gel actually work?

Benzoyl peroxide: This is your basic topical treatment. It will clear maybe half of cases of acne. If this is not sufficient, get with your physician who can add something that will. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does benzoyl peroxide counteract tretinoin gel?

No: No. They are often used together to treat acne, though may cause skin dryness and discomfort. ...Read more

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Can an acne cleanser with 2.5% benzoyl peroxide bleach my eyebrows?

Can an acne cleanser with 2.5% benzoyl peroxide bleach my eyebrows?

Expect it: It's a small price to pay for being acne-free. Benzoyl peroxide is your best chocie, but if you prefer, topical retinoic acid is another product you can use with or without benzoyl peroxide. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Benzoyl peroxide and hydrogen peroxide the same?

Nope: These are very different and are used differently in medicine. Acne BP wounds hp. ...Read more

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Does benzoyl peroxide cream work for back acne?

Does benzoyl peroxide cream work for back acne?

Sort-of: Acne on the back usually require an antibiotic in addition to benzoyl peroxide or whatever non-antibiotic you prefer. Topical Clindamycin may help but many folks with acne on the back, and most men with bad acne on the back, will spend a few years on a systemic antibiotic that's right for them. ...Read more

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Does salicylic acid normally fix acne faster than benzoyl peroxide?

Does salicylic acid normally fix acne faster than benzoyl peroxide?

No: They work by different mechanisms one is keratolytic and peels salicylic acid and the other kills bacteria. The two can be used in combination. ...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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Does hydrogen peroxide help heal cystic acne?

Does hydrogen peroxide help heal cystic acne?

Much too weak: Cystic acne seldom responds well to any measure short of isotretinoin, which is not for the faint-hearted. Only a dermatologist can prescribe it. There are adjuncts, but don't expect much benefit from hydrogen peroxide -- its penetrates poorly. Benzoyl peroxide is a mainstay against milder acne. ...Read more

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Can benzoyl peroxide wash and clindamycin phosphate foam be mixed?

Can be used together: Benzoyl peroxide wash is meant to be washed off. Clindamycin foam is meant to be left on. It is acceptable to use the benzoyl peroxide was in the shower, then apply the Clindamycin foam after the shower to help control acne. ...Read more

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

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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How good is benzac (benzoyl peroxide) pimple cream?

Very good: Benzac has been around a long time and contains benzoyl peroxide (bpo). Whether it is any better than other over-the-counter bpo creams is unlikely except that brand name benzac ac does have ingredients to help absorption and minimize irritation, which may allow more consistent use and thus better results. Bpo must be used consistently for several weeks to really see the full benefits. ...Read more

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Clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide gel use for?

Acne: BPO is an old antibiotic that acne bacteria seem to have no resistance to. It may dry the skin but has a long track record ( think Clearasil) Clindamycin is an antibiotic that helps kill P acne bacteria, it dosent get everywhere so by applying it directly to t e acne you can deliver the drug to the area of need. ...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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I am using benzoyl peroxide and i am noticing my face looks really white compared to the rest of my body is this because of the bleach?

I am using benzoyl peroxide and i am noticing my face looks really white compared to the rest of my body is this because of the bleach?

Could be: Try not using it for a few days to see if the color in your face improves. Are you seeing a dermatologist? People with darker skin can experience bleaching of skin from benzoyl peroxide. There are other alternatives that won't do that. Perhaps Differin (adapalene) would be a good choice. ...Read more

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Can an acne cleanser with 2.5% benzoyl peroxide bleach my eyebrows?

Expect it: It's a small price to pay for being acne-free. Benzoyl peroxide is your best chocie, but if you prefer, topical retinoic acid is another product you can use with or without benzoyl peroxide. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I want to treat "bacne" (back acne) WITHOUT oral meds. What can I use without ruining my clothes with bleach from benzoyl peroxide? Need it gone soon.

I want to treat "bacne" (back acne) WITHOUT oral meds. What can I use without ruining my clothes with bleach from benzoyl peroxide? Need it gone soon.

See below: Please consult the site given below for home remedies. You may need to try more than one treatment to see what works best for you. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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Hello...im an african with black skin...a have pimples on my temple and my cheeks.will benzoyl peroxide bleach my skin if i apply it on ...??

Hello...im an african with black skin...a have pimples on my temple and my cheeks.will benzoyl peroxide bleach my skin if i apply it on ...??

Probably not: To my knowledge, benzoyl peroxide treatment of acne doesn't bleach skin -- but I'm not a dermatologist, not certain. However, this may not be the right question. In dark skinned persons, any scarring can be depigmented, i.e. light color. Your acne itself carries more risk of this than treatment does. Severity of acne can be easily controlled, e.g. with low dose antibiotic. See a dermatologist. ...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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Can I use my derma wand with benzoyl peroxide?

Can I use my derma wand with benzoyl peroxide?

Yes: From the company website: The DermaWand® also delivers enriched oxygen. The oxygen bathes the skin, soothing your senses with a fresh and clean fragrance. This enriched oxygen helps renew the skin’s surface and reduce the appearance of pore size." You can use DermaWand® with any skin care products you are currently using, although it’s recommended that you use it with the DermaVital products! ...Read more

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How long does benzoyl peroxide take to clear skin?

How long does benzoyl peroxide take to clear skin?

3weeks + : It generally will take about 3 weeks but the use of other components of a comprehensive skin care regiment may accomplish after and longer results including other topical and oral medications and avoidance of comedogenic products, . ...Read more

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How can I lessen the side effects of benzoyl peroxide?

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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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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How to choose correct benzoyl peroxide for different skin types?

General rule: fair skinned- 2.5-5% normal adult skin: 5-10% You must understand this also depends on the severity of the acne breakout. ...Read more

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How long till I see results with benzoyl peroxide 5 percent gel ?

A few weeks: Topical acne medication should be used daily for at least 2 weeks before expecting results. Sometimes additional medication may be necessary for results. ...Read more

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