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Benzoyl Peroxide 10 percent not helping my pimple

Patient: I have used benzoyl peroxide 10% on my pimple for the past 2 days on one side of my face. After those 2 days I’ve noticed small raised bumps on the area where I applied benzyol peroxide, slowly throughout the day I noticed it spread to the rest of my face on the same side down to my neck. I also noticed a small lump under my chin assuming its my lymph node that is swollen. I used Benadryl to help the irritation but felt that it hasn’t done anything to it. What can this be? A skin allergy or reaction? Its been 4 days and haven’t noticed any difference in my skin!

 

 

Symptoms: Skin colored, tiny raised bumps all over one side of face, itchy at times, resembles leathery skin

 

 

Doctor: In the absence of an image, it is difficult to assess your condition. You are advised to stop applying the medication an d see your Dermatologist immediately for help.

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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