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Doctor insights on: Folliculitis Benzoyl Peroxide

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I want to know how can I apply to remove my buttocks folliculitis. 10% benzoyl peroxide?


I want to know how can I apply to remove my buttocks folliculitis. 10% 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 ...Read more

Dr. Mike Bauerschmidt
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Folliculitis (Definition)

A condition in which one or more hair follicles are swollen. It can occur anywhere on the skin, and usually occurs when the hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing, shaving, or blockage of the follicle, and a ...Read more


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Could I use benzac (benzoyl peroxide) for my folliculitis problem in the barbae?

Could I use benzac (benzoyl peroxide) for my folliculitis problem in the barbae?

Should help: Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) can help folliculitis if caused by bacteria or yeast. Pseudofolliculitis barbae is often due to mechanical trauma after shaving and is often difficult to effectively treat. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Evaluate: Do confirm the diagnosis.
Please make sure, it's not yeast infection or impetigo.
That may need different meds.
Benzoyl Peroxide is primarily use for acne and can be an irritant in sensitive areas.
Folliculitis, if that is what it is...often is bacterial infection. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Folliculitis/acne: folliculitis and acne may both become infected by bacterial contamination. The benzoyl peroxide will help for acne; however, the folliculitis may require both antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medication. ...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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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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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?

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?

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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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 is benzoyl peroxide supposed to react to your skin when you apply it?

Drying etc: May dry the skin slightly lighten the skin poss. Redness skin may feel tight. ...Read more

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How long will benzoyl peroxide red marks last and how can I reduce the redness?

Unclear question: Is the benzoyl peroxide making your face red or do you have red marks from old pimples. If the red marks from the old pimples are what you are talking abou, they will fade with time. If your whole face is red from benzyl peroxide you may be using too strong a strength or it is possible that you cannot tolerate it at all. This is true for some patients. ...Read more

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Can prolonged and heavy use of 2.5% Benzoyl peroxide permanently damage the skin?

Can prolonged and heavy use of 2.5% Benzoyl peroxide permanently damage the skin?

No: If it is drying or irritating, this will quickly heal when you take a rest from it. ...Read more

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What should I do if clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) overnight wash irritates my skin?

Clearasil (benzoyl peroxide): Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking salicylic acid topical:
skin irritation not present before use of this medicine (moderate or severe),
dryness and peeling of skin,
flushing,
redness of skin,
unusually warm skin.
You may be having an adverse reaction to the clearasil (benzoyl peroxide). ...Read more

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How long does benzoyl peroxide take to work? I am still breaking out like normal(first week)

Normal: It takes several more weeks than one. In 12 weeks it is maximally effective. ...Read more

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I've been using benzoyl peroxide and noticed that my face looks more tan. Is that reversible?

I've been using benzoyl peroxide and noticed that my face looks more tan. Is that reversible?

Wrong question: If you are asking if benzoyl peroxide will tan your face, the answer is NO. Next questions: What, exactly, do you mean by "more tan"? Are you outside in sun? Ever go tanning? Anything else used on face? Why would you wish to "reverse" it? ...Read more

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Paying out of pocket so want to know if I should buy Proactiv OTC or use benzoyl peroxide from rx?

Rx.: Proactiv is a "one size fits all" product. If you happen to be the "size" that it fits, it will work; otherwise it won't. Prescription products are chosen by dermatologists specifically for the type of acne that you have, so you are much more likely to get products that work the first time around. ...Read more

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Benzoyl peroxide does not work for me anymore. Im having more breakouts now. What am i suppose to do?

Spironolactone: Several birth control meds may cause acne. Any birth control? Menstrual cycles normal? For adult women, antiandrogen is the most effective, easiest, least expensive approach. Daily oral dose of 25 to 200mg, usually 100mg. Will show clearing after 2-3 months, then maintain at same dose. Not if pregnant or in kidney failure. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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