5 doctors weighed in:
Would toothpaste or a 5% benzoyl peroxide cream heal a pimple faster?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
benzoyl peroxide is better
Dr. Don Millner
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: They both work.
They both work but differently.
Toothpaste dries out the pimple, benzoyl peroxide acts to "clean it".

In brief: They both work.
They both work but differently.
Toothpaste dries out the pimple, benzoyl peroxide acts to "clean it".
Dr. Don Millner
Dr. Don Millner
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Dr. Victor Bello
Ophthalmology
In brief: Pimple vs toothpaste
A pimple is a micro-abscess which would benefit from the antiseptic properties of benzoyl peroxide.
There are, however more appropriate antibiotics creams/ointments. O answer the question directly, yes toothpaste is likely to heal a pimple faster.

In brief: Pimple vs toothpaste
A pimple is a micro-abscess which would benefit from the antiseptic properties of benzoyl peroxide.
There are, however more appropriate antibiotics creams/ointments. O answer the question directly, yes toothpaste is likely to heal a pimple faster.
Dr. Victor Bello
Dr. Victor Bello
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