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Doctor insights on: How Do I Apply Benzoyl Peroxide To Get Rid Of Cold Sores

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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How long does it take for benzoyl peroxide to get rid of spots?

Benzoyl Peroxide: It generally takes about four to six weeks to see improvements in acne after beginning to use benzoyl peroxide. Use the prescription medication carefully and follow the instructions for use. If you do not see any improvement after four to six weeks, talk to your doctor. There may be other medications that may be more effective for you. ...Read more

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Top clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) product to get rid of pimples?

Top clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) product to get rid of pimples?

Vanishing cream: I prefer the daily vanishing cream as it has benzoyl peroxide as the active ingredient, which is the best product available over the counter for the treatment of acne. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of acne if i'm allergic to creams containing benzoyl peroxide?

What is the best way to get rid of acne if i'm allergic to creams containing benzoyl peroxide?

Acne treatments: Depending on the acne, your dermatologist may want you to start retin a, (tretinoin) differin, tazorac, sparingly and build up. You may need antibiotics by mouth depending on the lesions you have. Some sulphur based medicated creams are still prescribed. ...Read more

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Can benzoyl peroxide eventually get rid of acne permanently?

Can benzoyl peroxide eventually get rid of acne permanently?

No: You'll continue using it until it remits on its own. I was able to stop taking medication when i was 50. Don't get discouraged -- all acne can be managed; half of people are able to get excellent control just on benzoyl peroxide. If this isn't you, your physician can keep you clear. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I used benzac (benzoyl peroxide) peroxide nw how to get rid of dryness and also my acne marks are nt still gone?

No: The benzoyl peroxide will help keep the skin clear and can offer some peeling action but will not automatically clear away existing scars. Takes time, more time than we would like. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Benzoyl Peroxide (Definition)

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Clearasil (Definition)

Clearsil is an acne agent which is a ...Read more