Benzoyl Peroxide

About "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.

Related Terms: Acne, Management Of Acne, Treatment Of Acne, Clindamycin, Adapalene, Skin Care Tips For Acne, Acne Scars

Recently Answered Questions


Can I use Benzoyl peroxide throughout my life 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
Internal Medicine Physician

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 »
 
How to get my acne scars removed?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. My height is 158 cm and my weight is 50 kg. I have severe acne scars on my face, back, lower back and below the neck. I have pimples on my face. I am using Benzoyl peroxide for the same. I have attached my photos here. My problems also include hair fall, thinnin...  Read Full »
Dr. Atishay Bukharia
Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Benzoyl peroxide will not work on your acne as you are having grade 4 acne (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You need to start Isotretinoin immediately. Let me know your marital status, because you should not get pregnant while on Isotretinoin and at least...  Read Full »
 
I have been suffering from body acne since 10 years.Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from body acne since 10 years. It is present on my upper arms, shoulders, back and buttocks. I have been using Benzoyl peroxide 5% since 6 months. But there has been no effect at all.  Read Full »
Dr. Atishay Bukharia
Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Benzoyl peroxide alone is not going to work. Please send the photographs of the affected area to find out the grade of acne and to prescribe you the proper treatment. Revert back with the pictures to a dermatologist online for further follow up --> https://www.icliniq....  Read Full »
 
After oil massage, my lower back is full of acne. Any suggestions?
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
Dermatologist

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 »
 
My skin is photodamaged and wrinkled. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, Can I use Adapalene, Clindamycin and Acedapsone in combination for acne vulgaris? Currently I am on the latter two and Isotretinoin capsules and also taking an antibiotic known as Azithromycin. My skin is also photodamaged and wrinkled. Kindly guide.  Read Full »
Dr. Rashmi Singh
Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can use all of that. Isotretinoin, Adapalene and Benzoyl peroxide (BPO) can irritate your skin a lot. My advise is to continue it only till your acne comes down a bit, but then continue only with Clindamycin. For photodamaged skin both Isotretinoin and topical...  Read Full »
 
What can be done to cure acne on face?
Query: Hello doctor, I have recently developed acne on my cheeks. I use Cetaphil face wash twice daily and follow it with Biotique honey water toner, and Nivea moisturizer.  Read Full »
Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems to be mild to moderate acne, use acne soap bars containing Benzoyl peroxide. Wash face one time daily, not more than that. Avoid using antiseptic medicated soaps as they disturb natural face flora. Use Clindamycin 5 % cream, apply in the morning after face wash...  Read Full »
 
My acne spots are getting worse. How can I remove them?
Query: Hi doctor, My acne is getting worse. The spots are on my face, back and chest. I have had the spots for about two years now. How can I remove the spots from my face?  Read Full »
Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney
Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Use a salicylic acid facewash twice daily and apply Benzoyl peroxide 2.5 percent gel on the pimples on the face twice daily and Benzoyl peroxide 10 percent gel on the pimples present on the chest and back twice daily. Along with this take...  Read Full »
 
Kindly suggest a medicine for acne.
Query: Hi doctor,I have sensitive, oily and acne prone skin. My skin is a very fair complexion. I need topical medication for acne that lasts on the face for more two to three months. The acne is often without a white head. They are red and become brown with time. It happens with climatic change, hormonal ...  Read Full »
Dr. Shalini Patodiya
Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you have acne problem.  You can continue with Cetaphil-OS cleanser. Also, I suggest Epiduo gel (Adapalene and Benzoyl peroxide) at night. I would like to know if your periods are regular and any recent stress. Also, it would help if you can lose some w...  Read Full »
 
Which acne cream is causing dry, flaky skin around eyes and burns on cheek?
Query: Hi doctor,Recently I have been prescribed Tretinoin 0.25 cream and Benzaclin gel for my mild acne but ever since I started I have been getting dry and flaky skin around my eyes and mouth and burns on my cheek. Which cream is causing this? And how do I continue using them, if so?  Read Full »
Dr. Shanza Ikram
Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. Actually, it is a very common side effect of Tretinoin cream and sometimes Bezclin (Clindamycin and Benzoyl peroxide) also cause it. My opinion is to stop both medicines for a week. If you have severe burning use Hydrocortisone cream onl...  Read Full »
 
I have small bumps all over my face. How do I get rid of them?
Query: Hello doctor, I have small bumps all over my face. They are very difficult to pop and they do not hurt. They came out of nowhere, and now it is out of control. I do not understand what I can do. I used Proactive cream in the past when I had something similar.  Read Full »
Dr. Sandeep Golla
Dermatologist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Your concern is acne medicamentosa.I suggest the following:Start using Acne-aid face wash twice daily.Apply Epiduo gel (a combination of Adapalene and Benzoyl peroxide) once daily at bed time on the active acne.Take one capsule of Omega-3 fatty acid capsules daily after ...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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