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What Dose Of Benzoyl Peroxide Is Normally Effective Against Acne
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is mandelic acid effective at treating acne and whiteheads? How effective is it in comparison to benzoyl peroxide?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm combining tretinoin with benzoyl peroxide for adult acne. Is this effective or should I replace benzoyl peroxide with erythromycin topical?
Is benzoyl peroxide effective for acne my skin is oily I have few pimples but much of post acne hyper pigmentation red marks..
Yes: Otc benzoyl peroxide 2% or 5% costs $5-10. Be careful: it will bleach clothing, towels, bed sheets. It is irritating & drying near lips & eyelids. If you control acne, you will slowly recover more normal color. A dermatologist can help with prescriptions. If you get branded benzoyl peroxide (proactiv) you will pay 10x more for same thing. ...Read more
What's more effective for cystic acne for 20 year old female . Benzoyl peroxide gel or tazorac (tazarotene) gel ?
Is 1% cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel effective for treating acne? And should I apply it before or after applying benzoyl peroxide?
Can i take biotin together with vitamin b complex to tame my acne?Can I use benzoyl peroxide aswel?Which one is more effective, cream or gel?
I have adult acne. My skin can tolerate tretinoin, benzoyl peroxide, and topical erythromycin. Which combo is most effective bearing in mind that combining benzoyl and erythromycin stopped working?
Sir I have acne for pas 7, 8 years ..My skin is too much oily..I have tried isotretinoin , benzoyl peroxide..
Kindly tell me an effective treatment .
Are these acne treatment medications (benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel and differin cream 0.1%) effective?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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