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What will happen if I put pimple cream on my spider bite? Does benzoyl peroxide kill spider germs?

What will happen if I put pimple cream on my spider bite? Does benzoyl peroxide kill spider germs?

Nothing.: Probably won't do anything. Just use some cool packs if it's really itchy. Also, some Hydrocortisone and/or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. Most of all don't scratch. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Can I put benzoyl peroxide cream on a popped pimple?

Can I put benzoyl peroxide cream on a popped pimple?

POPPED PIMPLE BPO: Yes. You can put benzoyl peroxide on a popped pimple. Start with the lowest dose first: 2.5%. ...Read more

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Does benzoyl peroxide cream reduce the size or number of pimples?

Does benzoyl peroxide cream reduce the size or number of pimples?

Yes: Benzoyl peroxide is a wonderful treatment for mild acne. It works by killing p. Acnes, the bacteria involved in the formation of acne. It needs to be applied regularly (daily) for at least one month before the full effects are seen. It works well in combination with other acne treatments. ...Read more

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Would toothpaste or a 5% benzoyl peroxide cream heal a pimple faster?

Would toothpaste or a 5% benzoyl peroxide cream heal a pimple faster?

5% benzoyl peroxide.: While toothpaste is used by many on pimples, I would think that benzoyl peroxide, an ingredient in acne medication, should be more effective. ...Read more

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Would 2.5% benzoyl peroxide cream be safe to use on pimple?

Would 2.5% benzoyl peroxide cream be safe to use on pimple?

Probably: 2.5% BP cream is nearly always safe, unless you're one of the rare people who is allergic to benzoyl peroxide. If it's not effective, however, see a dermatologist for a more comprehensive treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Does benzac (benzoyl peroxide) AC cream get rid of oily skin and redness, as well as the pimples?

Does benzac (benzoyl peroxide) AC cream get rid of oily skin and redness, as well as the pimples?

Helps: It is benzoyl peroxide and although drying for some people ot does help acne. Cit may need to be combined with other medi actions along with a sugar free diet and supplements or antibiotics to control your acne problem to your satisfaction. ...Read more

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How good is benzac (benzoyl peroxide) pimple cream?

Very good: Benzac has been around a long time and contains benzoyl peroxide (bpo). Whether it is any better than other over-the-counter bpo creams is unlikely except that brand name benzac ac does have ingredients to help absorption and minimize irritation, which may allow more consistent use and thus better results. Bpo must be used consistently for several weeks to really see the full benefits. ...Read more

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I get pimples during summer on my chin area. Can I use benzoyl peroxide cream just on my pimples? I use a normal oil free cleanser and nothing else

I get pimples during summer on my chin area. Can I use benzoyl peroxide cream just on my pimples? I use a normal oil free cleanser and nothing else

Acne: Benzyl Peroxide creams are a great first line approach for use on mild acne; it is fine to use them on the areas of concern. If there is any worsening or no improvement consider seeing a dermatologist for an evaluation and treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Does benzoyl peroxide cream or gel help with uneven skin tone caused from sun & blemishes caused from pimples? Help

Does benzoyl peroxide cream or gel help with uneven skin tone caused from sun & blemishes caused from pimples? Help

Retin A (tretinoin) poss better: Benzoyl peroxide can be a useful agent for the treatment of acne, but probably doesn't really help pigmentation caused by acne or other causes. Retinoids (trentinoin, retin a, (tretinoin) retinol, etc) can help reduce pore blockage as well as reduce pigmentation caused by acne and sun damage. Other tx can be helpful. Consult with your dermatologist in order to learn what options might be most useful to you. ...Read more

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I have a really bad pimple on my upper lip. I have benzoyl peroxide, but I need something fast. Does first aid antibiotic cream work?

I have a really bad pimple on my upper lip. I have benzoyl peroxide, but I need something fast. Does first aid antibiotic cream work?

How fast????: The only fast treatment for this is a steroid injection into it by an experienced dermatologist. If you have significant acne, a dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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I was recently put on benzoyl peroxide, 5% and clindamycin (an antibacterial cream) for adult acne. Should I expect any side effects?

I was recently put on benzoyl peroxide, 5% and clindamycin (an antibacterial cream) for adult acne. Should I expect any side effects?

Yes.: But they are not really "side effects" in a strict sense. Dryness, peeling, irritating/itching are what you would expect. If you don't get them, the medicine is not working! ...Read more

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I've been using a cream (composition — adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) for acne for 2 months without results — what's going on?

I've been using a cream (composition — adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) for acne for 2 months without results — what's going on?

Not surprised: About 50% of people have failure with just topical stuff without an antibiotic. It's time to get with your personal physician. There are a variety of prescription-strength remedies to add, one of which will clear you. ...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 1960s. 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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Do I need prescription for 10% benzoyl peroxide acne cream?

Do I need prescription for 10% benzoyl peroxide acne cream?

No: Give it a try and if you can tolerate it 1-2x/day it's got a fair chance either of managing your acne by itself or forming the basis of a therapeutic plan along with prescription-strength rx. Talk with your personal physician about this at your next opportunity. ...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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I'm allergic to both salacylic acid and benzoyl peroxide so is there any acne creams that I can purchase at a drugstore without those two ingredients?

I'm allergic to both salacylic acid and benzoyl peroxide so is there any acne creams that I can purchase at a drugstore without those two ingredients?

Better see your doctor: Acne requires at times prescription medications and regular follow up, till this stage is over, as Dr Chiu said you might not be allergic to benzyl peroxide, may be just irritation, good luck ...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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Does benzoyl peroxide cream work for back acne?

Does benzoyl peroxide cream work for back acne?

Sort-of: Acne on the back usually require an antibiotic in addition to benzoyl peroxide or whatever non-antibiotic you prefer. Topical Clindamycin may help but many folks with acne on the back, and most men with bad acne on the back, will spend a few years on a systemic antibiotic that's right for them. ...Read more

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What's better for acne, sulfur cream or benzoyl peroxide cream?

ACNE: Benzoyl peroxide cream works better and is recommended by dermatologist as first line of treatment for acne. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of acne if I'm allergic to creams containing benzoyl peroxide?

Acne treatments: Depending on the acne, your dermatologist may want you to start retin a, (tretinoin) differin, tazorac, sparingly and build up. You may need antibiotics by mouth depending on the lesions you have. Some sulphur based medicated creams are still prescribed. ...Read more

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Skin dry, dark and red after using adapalene and benzoyl peroxide combo cream for acne all over face, but it has effects, any suggestions for skin dark?

Skin dry, dark and red after using adapalene and benzoyl peroxide combo cream for acne all over face, but it has effects, any suggestions for skin dark?

Acne, dark spots: 1) dry and red skin- means the treatment a cause more damage to your skin.
2) maintaining skin moisture is crucial for everyone 3) dark spots needs different treatment than acne
more information needed for more detailed recommendation ...Read more

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How long should you keep clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) vanishing acne cream on for?

How long should you keep clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) vanishing acne cream on for?

Indefinitely: It is advisable that you use the topical benzoyl peroxide creams available over the counter on an as needed basis for treatment of mild to moderate acne without cystic component. If it has been for a prolonged period such as over three months, I would recommend following up with your physician. ...Read more

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