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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Benzoyl Peroxide (Definition)

Benzoyl peroxide is an acne agent which is a ...Read more


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Does benzoyl peroxide cleans blackheads?

Does benzoyl peroxide cleans blackheads?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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Does benzac (benzoyl peroxide) acne gel actually work?

Does benzac (benzoyl peroxide) acne gel actually work?

Benzoyl peroxide: This is your basic topical treatment. It will clear maybe half of cases of acne. If this is not sufficient, get with your physician who can add something that will. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Benzoyl peroxide and hydrogen peroxide the same?

Nope: These are very different and are used differently in medicine. Acne BP wounds hp. ...Read more

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Benzoyl peroxide for acne?

Benzoyl peroxide for acne?

Great choice!: Benzoyl peroxide is a great choice for acne. Use the cream if you have dry skin or the gel if your skin is oily. Don't use too much because it can irritate the skin. ...Read more

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Clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide gel use for?

Acne: BPO is an old antibiotic that acne bacteria seem to have no resistance to. It may dry the skin but has a long track record ( think Clearasil) Clindamycin is an antibiotic that helps kill P acne bacteria, it dosent get everywhere so by applying it directly to t e acne you can deliver the drug to the area of need. ...Read more

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Help can benzoyl peroxide exfoliate skin?

Help can benzoyl peroxide exfoliate skin?

Not directly: Benzoyl peroxide is not typically used as an exfolliant, but some people develop excessive dryness and peeling from using it. Better alternatives for this purpose are available. ...Read more

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Can an acne cleanser with 2.5% benzoyl peroxide bleach my eyebrows?

Can an acne cleanser with 2.5% benzoyl peroxide bleach my eyebrows?

Expect it: It's a small price to pay for being acne-free. Benzoyl peroxide is your best chocie, but if you prefer, topical retinoic acid is another product you can use with or without benzoyl peroxide. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does benzoyl peroxide counteract tretinoin gel?

No: No. They are often used together to treat acne, though may cause skin dryness and discomfort. ...Read more

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Benzoyl peroxide allergy treatments?

Benzoyl peroxide allergy treatments?

Stop using.: Benzoyl peroxide allergy is pretty rare. When it happens we simply stop the product, and the rash usually resolves without any further treatment. ...Read more

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What's better differin (adapalene) or benzoyle peroxide?

What's better differin (adapalene) or benzoyle peroxide?

Acne treatment: Either one could be effective by itself. ...Read more

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Can benzoyl peroxide wash and clindamycin phosphate foam be mixed?

Can be used together: Benzoyl peroxide wash is meant to be washed off. Clindamycin foam is meant to be left on. It is acceptable to use the benzoyl peroxide was in the shower, then apply the Clindamycin foam after the shower to help control acne. ...Read more

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Retin A (tretinoin) or benzoyle peroxide what's better?

Retin A/benzyl: both of these medications work in a different way to reduce the inflammation caused by acne. As a first step of treatment, doctors always start with benzyl peroxide to help remove the clogging of sweat glands. Sometimes, we add antibiotics lotion to it to help treat the infection. if it doesn't work, we do Retin A (tretinoin) ...Read more

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Can i use purifying salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide together ? purifying salicylic acid to clean pores and benzoyl peroxide to kill bacteria.

Can i use purifying salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide together ? purifying salicylic acid to clean pores and benzoyl peroxide to kill bacteria.

Acne combo treatment: Yes, it is okay to use these two agents together for severe acne, but the combination can be too harsh for some people. It safest to start with a wash (cleansing soap) to test tolerance. If no severe redness or irritation, you can use topicals (pads or gels) one after the other. ...Read more

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Can benzoyl peroxide clear acne scars?

Can benzoyl peroxide clear acne scars?

Benzoyl & acne scar: No - benzoyl peroxide will treat acne and help prevent worsening pustules and inflammation by helping to kill the bacteria causing acne. However, it won't have any effect on the scars you may get from aggressively picking or popping "zits" There are facial scrubs that may lessen the appearance of scars but a physician trained in skin peels would be needed for deep scars ...Read more

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Do you have any experience with clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) pads, lotions or creams? I would buy it because of the mild acne problems and marks.

May be enough: This is reasonably-priced benzoyl peroxide with some other ingredients, promoted by disk jockeys in the usa and elsewhere since the 1960's. If your current regimen is not helping, you may wish to visit your physician for guidance on comprehensive management. The marks won't disappear -- if you need this, a dermatologist may be able to help. ...Read more

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What is benzoyl peroxide?

What is benzoyl peroxide?

Acne medication: Benzoyl peroxide is a common treatment for mild acne. It kills P. acnes, the bacteria involved in the formation of acne. It works well in combination with other treatments, such as antibiotic gels. Any cream may have irritating side effects in some unlucky people, and/or lead to uneven skin tones in darker-skinned people. One can start with every-other-day use and increase if no skin irritation. ...Read more

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How long will it take benzoyl peroxide to work?

Up to 2 months: Acne can be a very frustrating condition. Most over the counter and prescription medications don't work to clear up the spots you have. They start working from day 1 to prevent new pimples. However, it can take up to 8 weeks for pimples to form, and some under the surface of your skin may still pop up in that 8 week period. Be patient! don't stop your acne medications and you will see results. ...Read more

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What is the strongest dose of benzoyl peroxide?

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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After applying benzoyl peroxide do you wash it off?

Depends : Some benzoyl peroxide based washes are meant to be washed off. Cream and gel preparations are meant to be left on. The type of benzoyl peroxide dictates whether to leave it on. Keep in mind that it may bleach your clothes or linens, so sleep in a raggedy t-shirt if you are using it at night. ...Read more

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Which is better defferin or benzac (benzoyl peroxide)?

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Whichever works 4 u: Benzac is a brand of benzoyl peroxide (http://www.drugs.com/cons/benzac-topical.html). Various strengths of benzoyl peroxide are available over-the-counter w/o prescription. Differin is a brand of adapalene (http://www.drugs.com/differin.html), which is available by prescription only. Typically we recommend OTC products 1st. Failing that, we then try any number of prescription options. ...Read more

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WHAT QUANTITY CAN I USE OF Benzoyl peroxide AT ONE TIME ?

You can : Cover the area involved as long as it does not dry out too much. Be sure to use an anti acne moisturizer ...Read more

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Which benzoyl peroxide brand is good & does what it says ?

Which benzoyl peroxide brand is good & does what it says ?

Follow directions: Benzoyl peroxide is used to treat acne and it comes in liquid, bar, gel lotion or cream form. Start with once daily to see how your skin reacts to this medication. Follow the directions on the package or on your prescription label carefully. Ask your doctor/pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. See http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a601026.Html for more info. ...Read more

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How long does it take for benzoyl peroxide to take effect?

Several weeks: If you are not clearly improved after two weeks using the stuff as tolerated, get with your physician who can add something that will help more. ...Read more

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Is benzoyl peroxide 5% photosensitive? Should I use it only at night ?

Yes and no.: Benzoyl peroxide can cause photosensitivity, but that doesn't mean you're restricted to using it at night. Apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen (spf 30 or higher) every morning, and limit yourself to a sensible amount of sun exposure. And you'll want to stay out of tanning beds as well. ...Read more

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