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What are some contraindications for benzoyl peroxide?

What are some contraindications for benzoyl peroxide?

Very Few: Topical benzoyl peroxide is usually prescribed for the treatment of acne. When used as directed, it is a safe medication. The only real contradiction is any known allergies to the drug or the other chemicals and preservatives in the product. ...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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Is flakey skin a bad sign with benzoyl peroxide?

Is flakey skin a bad sign with benzoyl peroxide?

This is the cause.: Some people when using benzoyl peroxide have flaky skin. This is due to the medicine and the way it works. It causes the skin to peel and it is to help empty the pores. It is the most basic treatment for acne. Best wishes. ...Read more

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