|Benzoyl Peroxide Gel/Pernex AC Gel||benzoyl peroxide||Brand||India||5%||20G x 3||DR||$19.99||Add|
|Benzoyl Peroxide Gel/Pernex AC Gel||benzoyl peroxide||Brand||India||5%||20G x 10||DR||$63.99||Add|
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Benzoyl Peroxide Gel is a treatment for moderate acne. It can be used on its own or along with other acne treatments. The medication is applied topically to the affect areas and works by destroying bacteria associated with acne, as well as causing the skin to dry and peel, replacing it with fresh, blemish-free skin.
This product should not be used in children below age 12.
As the name suggests, this product comes in a gel for topical application. Available over-the-counter in lower doses, in most areas a prescription is needed if buying it in 4% solution or higher. Most patients find between 4% and 8% to be effective. Ideally a doctor will determine dosage; otherwise patients should start with lower 4% or 5% gels.
Benzoyl Peroxide Gel is usually applied once or twice per day, though doctor instructions may vary according to personal response. Most patients start seeing visible improvements after three weeks of use, though it will take eight to twelve weeks for acne to be completely cleared up.
To summarize treatment:
The above guidelines are rough; as mentioned above treatment should be individualized. Some tips to make treatment go smoothly include:
Unfortunately Benzoyl Peroxide Gel does require some patience, as it will take several weeks before improvements start to be noticeable. Results are often well worth it though---acne will be completely gone for months, years, or, in some cases, permanently.
Allergic reactions to Benzoyl Peroxide Gel are very rare, but do happen. More often some patients are very sensitive to Benzoyl Peroxide Gel but not actually allergic to it. Nearly all patients experience at least a few mild side effects. In many cases these can be told apart only by degree of severity.
Common side effects include:
As long as the above are mild they're normal side effects, and most will diminish significantly as treatment continues. There is no cause for concern unless severe or persistant past the first few weeks of treatment.
Patients who do experience the above severely, especially after the first few applications, are likely very sensitive to Benzoyl Peroxide Gel. Treatment should generally be restricted to just one application per day, if treatment continues at all. There are alternative acne products that may be more suitable.
Allergic reactions can be very serious. Warning sings are similar to side effects but quite severe and possibly with a few other symptoms as well:
If an allergic reaction is suspected emergency medical attention should be sought.
Some individuals find skin becomes more photosensitive while using Benzoyl Peroxide Gel. Patients should use caution with regard to sun exposure or tanning beds until effects are known.
Effects of Benzoyl Peroxide Gel on unborn or nursing babies are unclear. In general the product should be avoided if pregnant or breastfeeding.