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Dr. Pravin, Dermatologist
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I put an excess amount of benzoyl peroxide on an area around

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I put an excess amount of benzoyl peroxide lotion on an area around my nose, now my skin has been dry, cracked, and a little orange but only in that area. I'm also getting excess amount of cysts now. What do I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.


Welcome and Thank you for your query posted.

My name is***** and being a Skin, Hair and Nail specialist I would be able to provide you with an appropriate solution to your concern.

Please note that my Goal is to provide you with an Excellent Service .

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can't seem to upload a photo, I'm not subscribed to photobucket
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.


From the photo that you have sent , it looks like your face as reacted to the drying out properties of benzoyl peroxide.

You have got a visible irritant contact dermatitis of the skin.

This can be treated with local application of Cortaid and Neosporin ointment on the area twice a day for 10 days.

This would help in reducing the inflammation on the area and help heal it.

Use over the counter Ictyane cream ( Avene ) on the skin daily to help heal the excessive dryness.

Use Cetaphil cleansing lotion to cleanse the area.

Take Vitamin E capsule once daily to heal the area.

Do you Agree with what I have mentioned ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I agree thank you very much doctor
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you very much .

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