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Had acne for 2 years. Had an allergic reaction to benzoyl peroxide. Tried salicylic acid and just about everything else. Prefer natural ingredients. ?

Had acne for 2 years. Had an allergic reaction to benzoyl peroxide. Tried salicylic acid and just about everything else. Prefer natural ingredients. ?

Requires a visit: Realistic treatment for acne requires that your health professional actually take your history and look at your skin to come up with a plan of treatment. Since acne can drag on for decades in some patients,it is good to become informed about your particular skin and how to keep it healthy. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What happens if I am severely allergic to salicylic acid(on the skin) am I allergic to aspirin?

What happens if I am severely allergic to salicylic acid(on the skin) am I allergic to aspirin?

Not Necessarily: You could have had a contact dermatitis from the salicylic acid and still be able to take aspirin. You may need to have an aspirin challenge under the supervision of a physician to see if you react or not. You might also want to have a patch test that includes salicylic acid to verify for sure if that caused the reactions. ...Read more

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Breaks face out Allergic to Salicylic Acid for face. What can I use for Acne and Dark Marks?

Breaks face out Allergic to Salicylic Acid for face. What can I use for Acne and Dark Marks?

See derm: You can try Proactive, but if that doesn't work see your dermatologist for prescription meds ...Read more

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I used a retinol cream two nights ago, and the next day I used a 4% salicylic acid and 2.5% bp cream on my face. I've been using all these products for a while with no reactions, however i've been sick and taking cold medicine, and noticed my skin is more

I used a retinol cream two nights ago, and the next day I used a 4% salicylic acid and 2.5% bp cream on my face. I've been using all these products for a while with no reactions, however i've been sick and taking cold medicine, and noticed my skin is more

Question cut off: Although the end of your question was cut of, I'm going to take a guess that you're wondering if the change in your skin has anything to do with your cold medicine. The answer is NO. However, if I'm off the mark, please resubmit your question more succinctly so that we can review all the pertinent information. ...Read more

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How long do you have to keep salicylic acid on for?

Salicylic acid: It depends on the concentration and on what you are treating. The question does not provide sufficient specificity to answer. ...Read more

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Best salicylic acid body lotion ?

Best salicylic acid body lotion ?

Neutragen: There are many out on the market. I make my own that is mixed with a little glycolic acid too. However, as far as the market goes, i like neutragena's with the great fruit sense. ...Read more

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What are the side effect of salicylic acid?

What are the side effect of salicylic acid?

Dry irritated skin: Salicylic acid is an over-the-counter acne medication. It can cause excess dryness and some scaliness of the skin, but these side effects can be lessened with an oil-free moisturizer. It can also cause irritated skin, which improves if the salicylic acid is used less frequently. Salicylic acid is less irritating than benzoyl peroxide but is likely less effective than benzoyl peroxide against acne. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more