Benzoyl Peroxide Micronized Wash
Benzoyl Peroxide Micronized Wash is a product containing the active ingredient benzoyl peroxide, an agent that works to reduce acne-causing bacteria. Benzoyl Peroxide Micronized Wash treats mild to moderate acne when used consistently and according to your doctor’s instructions.
Benzoyl peroxide releases oxygen into the skin, and as the product decomposes, it acts as an antibacterial and speeds skin turnover by shedding dead skin cells. These actions may cause skin to dry and peel. Monitor skin reaction for excessive dryness or peeling or voice your concerns with our Nurx team to determine if this product is right for you.
We do not carry Benzoyl Peroxide Micronized Wash at the moment, but we can recommend and prescribe many acne treatment alternatives.
- How is Benzoyl Peroxide Micronized Wash Used?
Benzoyl Peroxide Micronized Wash is a topical cleanser typically used twice a day or as directed. Carefully read your label before using Benzoyl Peroxide Micronized Wash since it may be easily mixed up with similarly named products. Avoid using this product with other acne treatments unless your doctor gives the okay to do so.
Always use your medication as directed. Typically, you'll cleanse your skin with Benzoyl Peroxide Micronized Wash twice a day, usually morning and evening. It's a good idea to set up a routine, so you don't forget to use your medication.
Gently shake the product, then wet your skin before applying the wash. Next, apply the recommended amount (usually pea-sized) and gently work the product into a lather. Wash skin thoroughly, but be careful not to scrub. Rinse skin completely and pat dry. To reduce irritation, be careful not to scrub or rub. Wash your hands after each use.
Because Benzoyl Peroxide Micronized Wash can cause irritation, avoid using it on broken skin. Avoid getting this product in your eyes, nose, or mouth; flush with water if you do. Keep Benzoyl Peroxide Micronized Wash away from hair and clothes as it can cause bleaching. This product is harmful if swallowed; contact poison control if you ingest the product for any reason.
Keep this product out of sunlight and exposure to heat or moisture. For those reasons, avoid storing Benzoyl Peroxide Micronized Wash in your bathroom. Keep it in a cool, dry place.
If you find your skin dries out too much after using Benzoyl Peroxide Micronized Wash, try rinsing it off sooner and avoid letting it sit on the skin for too long. Consult your Nurx medical provider if your skin doesn't adjust, or you don't see improvements after a few weeks of use.
- Is Benzoyl Peroxide Micronized Wash Easy to Get?
Benzoyl Peroxide Micronized Wash is an over the counter product available at most drug stores, department stores, and online retailers. The product starts at around $20, depending on the size.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Using Benzoyl Peroxide Micronized Wash?
Since any medicated product can interact with over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements, or remedies, it's always a good idea to tell your doctor about any medicines and supplements you're taking. This is especially true of other acne treatments, as they can interfere or interact with each other. Let your doctor know if you're already using another acne treatment, whether it's prescription or over-the-counter, to determine if this benzoyl peroxide is right for you.
If you've had prior adverse reactions to benzoyl peroxide or products containing benzoyl peroxide, consult with us, and we can recommend a product for you. You can check for sensitivity or reaction by applying a small amount of wash to small areas of acne and monitor your skin for a reaction.
Although allergic reactions are rare, they can be serious. Get medical help if you experience symptoms of allergy such as rash, swelling of the face, tongue, or throat, or if you experience trouble breathing or dizziness.
Benzoyl Peroxide Micronized Wash may increase sun sensitivity; limit your time in the sun while you're using this product, and apply sunscreen before you go outside. Avoid tanning beds or lamps for the same reasons. If you do get sunburned, talk with us, and we can advise what to do next.
- Are There Any Known Side Effects?
Like most medications, it may take some time for your skin to adjust. In the meantime, you may experience mild side effects that typically go away with consistent product use.
Common side effects are reported as peeling, itching, irritation, and red skin. If these effects don't dissipate after a few weeks, stop using it and consult with your doctor to find an alternative treatment.
Serious side effects are unlikely, but you should tell your doctor right away if you experience serious side effects such as burning, blistering, excessive redness, or swelling of the treated area.
- Can I Use Benzoyl Peroxide Micronized Wash With Other Medications?
Benzoyl Peroxide Micronized Wash is a medicated acne treatment that can interfere with other medications, especially other acne treatments. Tell your doctor if you're already using an acne treatment, particularly Dapsone.
Tell your doctor about medications you're taking to determine their compatibility with Benzoyl Peroxide Micronized Wash. After you begin using the product, consult with your doctor before you add additional products or treatments.
- Can I Buy Benzoyl Peroxide Micronized Wash Online Through Nurx?
Although we don't carry Benzoyl Peroxide Micronized Wash, we prescribe safe and effective acne treatments. Speak to a Nurx team member so we can provide information on the options available to you and answer your questions.
- When Can I Expect To See Results?
As with any medication, it will take some time for your skin to adjust, and you might see your condition worsen before it improves. With twice-daily, consistent use, Benzoyl Peroxide Micronized Wash typically yields results in about three weeks.
For best results, allow eight to 12 weeks of daily use to see the maximum benefit. Avoid washing the area more often or using more of the product; these actions won't speed up improvement and may actually make it worse. Even when you see improvement, continue using your medication to maintain results.
- My Skin Is Peeling, Is This Normal?
Yes! Especially when you first start using the product. Your skin takes some time to adjust to the medicine, so it may look worse before it looks better. The peeling is a result of benzoyl peroxide shedding dead skin cells. Try using moisturizers, which can help reduce drying effects and keep skin moist.
- Can I Use Benzoyl Peroxide Micronized Wash While Pregnant?
Although studies do not prove adverse conditions when using Benzoyl Peroxide Micronized Wash while pregnant, your doctor may recommend using it on an as-needed basis and only for the first trimester. Speak with your Nurx medical provider if you're pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant, and we'll help guide your decision.
- Does Benzoyl Peroxide Micronized Wash Help With Body Acne?
Yes, it does! Just like your face, the rest of your body can experience breakouts, clogged pores, and dead skin cells. While regular bathing can help eliminate surface bacteria, benzoyl peroxide gets below the surface to unclog pores and refresh skin. Use Benzoyl Peroxide Micronized Wash on all areas where you're prone to breakouts whether it's your face, neck, back, or limbs. Remember to use as directed and avoid using too much or too often as improvements won't come faster if you do.
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