Doctor insights on:
Folliculitis Benzoyl Peroxide
Benzoyl peroxide can: Help. Often the folliculitis is caused by prolongued sitting especially if combined with sweating. I also recommend using corn starch to absorb moisture. If OTC BP isn't enough or the 10% concentration is to irritating see your doctor
Rx for benzoyl peroxide gel 5% for folliculitis on stomach & under breasts. Skin very red & rashy after 1 use is this normal or should I stop using it?
Can folliculitis or acne on the scalp cause hair loss? Is there a difference between them? The only thing they respond to is 10% 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!
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.
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.
Yes: Most pts. Have too much local reaction with 10 %.
Acne treatment: If this is for acne, there are plenty alternatives, see a dermatologist.
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.
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.
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.
Drying etc: May dry the skin slightly lighten the skin poss. Redness skin may feel tight.