Benzoyl Peroxide Uses




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Benzoyl peroxide side effects

Skin reactions such as peeling, scratching, irritation and reddening of the skin can occur, particularly at the start of the treatment. If any of these symptoms continue or worsen, consult your dermatologist. You will need to reduce your dose of the medication and apply it less frequently. For more information, make an appointment with your skin doctor.


If your skin doctor has advised you to use this medicine, note that he or she knows that the benefits are greater than the risk of side effects. Many people do not get side effects.



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Very severe allergic reactions to this drug are rare. However, get medical attention right away if you have any signs of a serious allergic reaction, including rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), extreme dizziness, or difficulty breathing. Other side effects are -

  • Severe itching
  • Burning sensation
  • Severe stinging or redness;
  • Swelling
  • Peeling of the skin

Severe side effects are as follows -

  • Fire, blistering, redness or swelling of the treated area
  • Rashes
  • Burns
  • Itching
  • Throat issues
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Feel unconsciousness
  • Swelling in the eyes, ears, lips, or tongue

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If taken internally it can prove to be toxic. In that case, seek immediate help. This medicine is for external use only.

  • Periac 20gm
  • Bengal AC (skin) 30gm
  • Benzac AC
  • Clindoxyl
  • Benzoyl Peroxide

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