Benzoyl Peroxide

Benzoyl peroxide is used to treat red and pus-filled acne. It removes excess oil and dead skin cells and also kills the causative bacteria underneath the skin. The common side effect is severe drying of the skin, so it is not indicated for people with eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and psoriasis.

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How to cure the recurrent bumps on my daughter's buttocks?

Query: Hi doctor, My child keeps getting these bumps. The doctor tested for bacteria and fungus, but both were negative. Any ideas on what this could be? It does not bother her at all. It is itching now, but it goes away when I put Triamcinolone ointment on it. But, I do not want to keep using that since i...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need the following information: What are the other areas affected? What is the complaint in the area? Is it burning or itching? Exactly how long it has been there? Also, send photographs of other affected areas? Regards. Revert with more information to a dermatologist o...  Read Full »

What treatment will you suggest for recurring acne?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from acne for a week. I used Clindamycin gel, but it is not effective. I have attached my photos. My acne goes and comes. Also, tell me which face wash, moisturizer, and sunscreen to use? Kindly suggest treatment for my acne.  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the attached photographs (attachments removed to protect patient identity). I recommend you use Salicylic acid face wash twice daily and apply Benzoyl peroxide 2.5 percent gel twice daily on the affected areas. Along with this, take a course of a...  Read Full »

How to get rid of the red acne on my face?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I got a cluster of red acne on my forehead. After applying Castor-NF cream, Ofloxacin, Terbinafine, Clobetasol, etc., I got no relief with the medicine. They are painful to touch. They are growing rapidly and spreading to other areas on the face. I am completely fed up. I am...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are acne. Please do not apply any of the medications mentioned above. Steroids like Clobetasol will only make acne worse. Apply Peroclin 2.5 % gel (a combination of Clindamycin and Benzoyl peroxide) at bedtime over the forehead for an hour, then wash your face. ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of pus-filled red spots on my face?

Query: Hello doctor, I have extremely oily skin with large pores, and I have a large wrinkle on my forehead. I also have lots of red spots with pus.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have seen your query and understood your concern.It seems you have acne and acne scarring in the form of pores.I would suggest you try using the following:Faceclin gel (Clindamycin and Nicotinamide), apply during the day over the pimples.Microbenz (Benzoyl peroxide) 3....  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some home remedies for the acnes in my chest and back.

Query: Hello doctor,I have had acne on my chest and back for several months. It does not become worse, and also it does not improve either. How do I get rid of it at home?Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. B T Priya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ilciniq.com. I went through your pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). People in your age group are prone to getting acne as your oil glands, and sebaceous glands are active under hormonal influence. More than acne, I could see stretch marks...  Read Full »

How long will it take to get rid of a cystic scar with laser surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a student, and I have huge cystic acne scars on my nose. I am getting laser sessions for the same, in a local clinic. But, even after three sessions, my skin shows no difference. Those marks look raised and terrible. Should I discontinue the treatment as it is extremely expensive fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is really difficult to get the scars healed with the available treatment options. Laser therapy is costly, and the results with this cannot be guaranteed. Laser therapy is one of the best available modality of treatment. So, if you can bear the cost, then you can conti...  Read Full »

Is regular use of moisturizers and cleansers enough for acne, or should I use chemical creams?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been using Epiduo for five months. I stopped the cream for three days, and my skin clustered with pimples. The next day, I started using Benzoyl Peroxide; and it has been four weeks since then, and my skin is not getting free from acne. Should I stop using these harsh products ...  Read Full »


Dr. Srinivas Goud B

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thanks for your query.I looked at your pictures, and your skin looks oily (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). The first and most important advice for you is to enhance your cleansing routine. I suggest you cleanse your face more often to ensure that t...  Read Full »

What are the dietary restrictions to avoid acne vulgaris?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female, and I have boils on my chest from the left to right shoulder. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your query and understand your concern. Acne vulgaris is a common skin problem in adolescents. In adulthood, it involves pilosebaceous follicles or oil glands and therefore involves areas where oil glands are dense like face, chest, back, upper arms are com...  Read Full »

Can Benzoyl peroxide be used for a longer time for acne?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from acne for five years. I took Accutane for two months and stopped it recently due to side effects. My acne again started to come back after a month. Now, I am following a diet with no sugar or fast food and fewer dairy products. Also, I am using Benzoyl peroxide face was...  Read Full »


Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can use Benzoyl peroxide continuously until you have any side effects like itching, rash and dryness of skin. Also, you should stop immediately once you know that you are pregnant or you can stop once you are planning to get pregnant. IIt does not have any effect on ...  Read Full »

I have a clear yellow substance that crusts over my skin pores. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I have suffered from acne since I was in high school and have used over-the-counter creams such as Benzoyl peroxide. The sides of my nose produce a clear yellow substance that crusts over my pores. When I clean the area and the crust is removed, it then produces the liquid again. I have h...  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could possibly be an infection of the sebaceous gland. Please provide a picture of your problem. Revert with the pictures to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

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