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What dose of benzoyl peroxide is normally effective against acne?

What dose of benzoyl peroxide is normally effective against acne?

21/2 per cent: Even percentages as low as 2 1/2 percent can decrease acne, although it is available in 4, 5, 8 and 10 per cent concentrations. 4 and 8 per cent body washes is a good approach for back acne. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Benzoyl peroxide is effective for teen acne?

Benzoyl peroxide is effective for teen acne?

Acne: Sure it is. Benzoyl peroxide is effective for teenage acne by itself or in combination with an antibiotic or adapalene. ...Read more

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I would like to know if benzoyl peroxide is effective agaisnt red marks left by acne. I heard that it prolongs red marks. Is it true?

I would like to know if benzoyl peroxide is effective agaisnt red marks left by acne. I heard that it prolongs red marks. Is it true?

red=Inflammation: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for treating acne? Or is it most effective to treat with OTC products such as; clean & clear, stridex, clearasil, (benzoyl peroxide) etc?

Are there any home remedies for treating acne? Or is it most effective to treat with OTC products such as; clean & clear, stridex, clearasil, (benzoyl peroxide) etc?

Acne: Home remedies i don't know. Medically you have to know first whether acne is mild, moderate or severe. If mild and moderate use stridex in am and clearsil in pm. If acne is cystic, nodular or recalcitrant, please see dermatologist for other options. Thanks. ...Read more

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Does salicylic acid normally fix acne faster than benzoyl peroxide?

Does salicylic acid normally fix acne faster than benzoyl peroxide?

No: They work by different mechanisms one is keratolytic and peels salicylic acid and the other kills bacteria. The two can be used in combination. ...Read more

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Is it effective to use retina to treat acne n mark provided im using in conjunction with benzoyl peroxide.Is it safe to use retina everyday long term?

Is it effective to use retina to treat acne n mark provided im using in conjunction with benzoyl peroxide.Is it safe to use retina everyday long term?

RetinA and BP: The use of retina and benzoyl peroxide together is more effective at treating acne than than using the products separately. Long term use is safe as long as you are not pregnant. The use of retina over time makes your skin more sun sensitive so make sure you use a sun screen. ...Read more

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Is mandelic acid effective at treating acne and whiteheads? How effective is it in comparison to benzoyl peroxide?

Is mandelic acid effective at treating acne and whiteheads? How effective is it in comparison to benzoyl peroxide?

Mandelic acid/acne: Mandelic acid is a weak acid that may help in acne but in my opinion the medical literature is more favorable to benzoyl peroxide for acne therapy... Best to see a dermatologist in person. ...Read more

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Which is more effective in acne healing: toothpaste or a 5% benzoyl peroxide cream?

Which is more effective in acne healing: toothpaste or a 5% benzoyl peroxide cream?

Benzoyl Peroxide: There is no reason to think that toothpaste would do you any good at all for your acne. Save it for your teeth. ...Read more

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Which is more effective in killing acne bacteria: benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid?

Which is more effective in killing acne bacteria: benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid?

They differ: Benzoyl peroxide is an astringent that is used to kill surface bacteria. Salicylic acid does not kill bacteria it breaks down pore plugs formed by skin oil and skin cells. The main cause of acne is a change in skin cells from testosterone stimulation. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Benzoyl Peroxide (Definition)

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