I've been using acne medication from my dermatologist that contains benzoyl peroxide. What can stop the burning? (Photo)
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Dermatitis from Benzoyl Peroxide
I have seen cases of severe irritation immediately following topical use of benzoyl peroxide for acne. My advice is to discontinue immediately and stick to a bland emollient, such as Eucerin or Cetaphil, until the skin heals. Switching to a different benzoyl peroxide product may help, and in general best to stick to a low percentage such as 2.5%. Try to avoid applying BP in the creases of the face.It is possible to develop an allergy to benzoyl peroxide. For this reason, I would do a tiny test spot application on the forearm for a few days prior to assess for skin reaction.
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