Reference Entry

benzoyl peroxide

Edited by Elizabeth Martin

in Concise Medical Dictionary

Ninth edition

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199687817
Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191767302
benzoyl peroxide

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a preparation used in the treatment of acne. It acts by removing the surface layers of the epidermis and unblocking skin pores and has an antiseptic effect on skin bacteria. It is administered as a cream or gel, alone or in combination with an antibiotic. Side-effects may include skin irritation. Trade names: ...

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Subjects: Medicine and Health

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