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How does benzoyl peroxide work to clear up acne?

How does benzoyl peroxide work to clear up acne?

Kills bacteria: Benzoyl peroxide creates oxygen when in contact with skin. The bacteria causing acne cannot live in the presence of oxygen so actually dies. It also assists in removing dead cells that cause the pores to get plugged which also leads to acne formation. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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How long does it take for acne to clear up when using benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

How long does it take for acne to clear up when using benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

May not: Benzoyl peroxide and Clindamycin in combination are effective against mild acne, but more severe disease will require something more powerful. ...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 it take for you to clear up your acne when using benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

How can it take for you to clear up your acne when using benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide): Most acne treatments take 6 to 8 weeks to reach maximum benefit. Usually BenzaClin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is combined with a topical retinoid to decrease the the blackheads that lead to pimples. ...Read more

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How to tell if clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) will work with my acne and scars?

How to tell if clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) will work with my acne and scars?

Limited help: These products are mostly benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid which are both pretty good for starters. If you have acne on your trunk, or if you're not clear in two weeks, get with your physician for prescription-strength treatment. It won't touch your scars, and the fact that you have scarring (sorry it was neglected) suggests that probably you'll end up needing prescription-strength rx now. ...Read more

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When does benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) start to work?

When does  benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) start to work?

Acne or zits: Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin to scrub & treat infected acne pores. It'd take 5 days to see changes. You'd have to do additional skin care daily, dietary changes, non-oil soaps, no nail picking & decreased oily makeup... ...Read more

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How long does it take for benzoyl peroxide to work on acne?

How long does it take for benzoyl peroxide to work on acne?

Give it 2 weeks: If you're not clear by then, it won't clear you. Get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength rx. Stay on top of it and you can manage your acne. ...Read more

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How much time does benzoyl peroxide take to work (acne medication)?

How much time does benzoyl peroxide take to work (acne medication)?

A few weeks: If you're not seeing good results by 2 weeks, or you're not clear in 4, get with your personal physician who can add something that will probably clear you. It may take as long as 8 weeks to get optimum results with just benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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How long does it take for benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) to work?

How long does it take for benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) to work?

Acne: Days to months. Wash face daily, avoid oily cream. Proactive products are good if you cannot go to doctor. Otherwise revisit with pcp w/ interest in acne or see detmatologist. ...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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How long does it take for benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) to really work?

How long does it take for benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) to really work?

At least 8 weeks: When using any topical medication for acne, it takes at least 8 weeks to see the optimal efficacy of the medication. In my opinion, it is best to use several treatments for acne instead of one as there are multiple causes to acne. Your benzoyl peroxide/ Clindamycin is a good choice for the bigger bumps, but you may need a retinoid to help with clogged pores and oil. ...Read more

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How do you clear up acne quickly?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength treatment. The oral contraceptive pill may clear a young woman. A topical or systemic antibiotic, a retinoic acid derivative, or spironolactone (a little-known but often-effective treatment) may help, or the big guns -- isotretinoin. There's no quick fix. Be proactive. ...Read more

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How long does benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) take to work well?

Several weeks: It can take 4-12 weeks before you may notice a difference in your acne. ...Read more

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Does toothpaste help clear up acne ?

Does toothpaste help clear up acne ?

No: There are many preparations such as benzoyl peroxide that can be purchased at the drug store that help with acne. There are also prescription medications for acne. Toothpaste does not help. ...Read more

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How to clear up acne scar?

How to clear up acne scar?

Treat acne first: Active acne must be taken care of first. Once that is done, then scarring can be addressed with a variety of treatment options depending on your skin type, the depth of scar, presence of other skin problems etc. Your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend peels, lasers, scar revisions, dermabrasion or other techniques. Good luck! ...Read more

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Help please? How long does benzoyl peroxide take to work (acne medication)?

Help please? How long does benzoyl peroxide take to work (acne medication)?

It may not: If you're using this to the limit you can tolerate and you're not clear in two weeks, you're going to need additional, prescription-strength medication from your personal physcian. ...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

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more