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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I have acne on my back. Is there any medicine to get rid of it?

Query: Hello doctor, I got acne on my back. I have attached a picture of it, and I am using 5 % Benzoyl peroxide daily. Is there any medicine that can help me more to get rid of it.  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. First, you need to understand pimples are common, and you may experience frequent exacerbation due to stress or hormones. Right now, there are very few active lesions, and rests are post-inflammatory pigmentation marks. These hyperpigme...  Read Full »

I am suffering from sweating problem and due to this, flies are around me. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from a sweating problem. Due to this problem, flies are around me. I am so shamefully in place. I bath every day two times by soap, and I clean my private parts also. But I do not understand why to create this problem. Even if I do less work, like walking sweat problem ...  Read Full »


Dr. Payal Chauhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your problem can be due to excess sweat or a particular smell which comes in the sweat of some patients, which is known as bromhidrosis. You can use the following medicines to help you, 1. 5 % Benzoyl peroxide soap, leave the lather for 1...  Read Full »

Does Epiduo help with acne scars?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently having acne on my cheeks and I am applying Benzoyl peroxide gel on my acne. It only reduces the inflammation but bumps are not reducing. I also have pigmentation caused by acne before. What may be the reason? I usually get cystic acne bumps on my cheeks. The acne clears ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaunak Patel

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This provisional advice provided by me stands subject to the actual examination of report or image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and is based entirely on inputs provided to me. It should be correlated with clinical findings. You should know that ...  Read Full »

Does masturbation cause acne?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having serious acne problem for almost eight years. My age is 22. I observed that when I masturbate, they occur. I will not do masturbation daily or excess. I will masturbate only twice a month. Another thing is that even though I do not do, acne comes sometimes. My face becoming...  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra Prakash

Cosmetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne is an infection of oil secreting glands of the skin. There is no relation to masturbation. Creams like Mometasone are steroids, and they can aggravate acne. Moreover, they also cause serious side effects like facial hair, redness and fungal infection later. ...  Read Full »

I have acne for past two months. What is the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I have acne started two months ago, and I never had this issue before. It is getting worse. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you have acne bumps on your lower face, i.e. chin and jawline. I suggest you use either Nadifloxacin 1 % gel or Benzoyl peroxide 2.5 % gel, twice daily for a few days.   Read Full »

I have dark spots on the face from acne. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have oily skin. I have lots of dark spots and acne on my face. Currently, I am using Clincitop gel. My face skin has turned dark where my body color is normal. I have also lost my skin complexion. How should I get rid of this? Please suggest me.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send good quality photographs of your face taken under natural light for more detailed opinion.Revert back with photographs to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

My acne is getting bad for the last two months. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, Acne started getting bad on and off for the last 2 to 3 months, always had the occasional pimple but now it is all over my face. The dermatologist prescribed Doxycycline after Minocycline, it did not work. He also prescribed Sulfacleanse to use in the shower and Benzoyl Peroxide, Clin...  Read Full »


Dr. Payal Chauhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You have grade 2 acne vulgaris and definitely, need oral antibiotics. The thing with anti-acne medications particularly retinoids like Adapalene is that initially, you might feel that acne is flaring and people stop them. But in time they g...  Read Full »

Can oil massage cause acne on the lower back?

Query: Hello doctor, So I never had acne on the back, maybe one or two single, but after visiting this massage center, which I know was a big mistake, my lower back is full of acne. I tried a couple of ointments, did not work. Cortisone helped a little, but not really. I think I need oral back up, any sug...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Apply Adapalene and Benzoyl peroxide 2.5 % combination gel at bedtime over the back. Do not apply Cortisone cream (steroid). It can lead to worsening of the condition. Clinical photographs would have helped. For more information consult a dermatologist online --&g...  Read Full »

Suggest ways to fade acne marks apart from laser treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I have used Benzoyl peroxide gel for my acne and it has almost cleared. But, the acne left some red marks and blemishes on my cheek. I wanted to fade that redness on my skin. In the past, I used Epiduo gel. Please suggest me a product and guide me to remove that redness without laser ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Community Medicine Physician, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Preventive Medicine Physician, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is redness and some pus filled acne too (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Use cleanser like Cetaphil to wash face. Apply either Retin-A gel (Tretinoin) or Benzoyl peroxide gel in night and Clindamycin gel in the morning. Use sunscreen like Sha...  Read Full »

I have been dealing with a lot of chest acne. What I can do to solve my problem?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an 18-year-old male, and for over two years, I have been dealing with a lot of chest acne. I have been told it is folliculitis. I have gone to three different derms who have just prescribed me Benzoyl peroxide washes, sodium washes, Doxycycline, and a bunch of different creams but ...  Read Full »


Dr. Payal Chauhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It looks to me like Pityrosporum folliculitis. Some people call that fungal acne too. Does it itch? Please take the following medications for three weeks. Kindly consult your doctor to discuss the suggestion and take the treatment with cons...  Read Full »

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