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Folliculitis Benzoyl Peroxide
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.
Few: Allergy or previous sensitivity to the product. ...Read more
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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
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
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
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
Yes: Most pts. Have too much local reaction with 10 %. ...Read more
Drying etc: May dry the skin slightly lighten the skin poss. Redness skin may feel tight. ...Read more
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
No: If it is drying or irritating, this will quickly heal when you take a rest from it. ...Read more
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,
redness of skin,
unusually warm skin.
You may be having an adverse reaction to the clearasil (benzoyl peroxide). ...Read more
Dose to high: Not using it properly too often or to strong a strength. ...Read more
Normal: It takes several more weeks than one. In 12 weeks it is maximally effective. ...Read more
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
Can i use Brevoxyl in place of Benzoyl peroxide ,,,,,,Brevoxyl contains :BENZOYL PEROXIDE BP 4% W/W.
Yes you : Can!!Get a more detailed answer ›
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