The symptoms of acne are:
Persistent, recurrent red spots or swelling on the skin, generally known as pimples; the swelling may become inflamed and fill with pus. They typically appear on the face, chest, shoulders, neck, or upper portion of the back.
Dark spots with open pores at the center (blackheads)
Tiny white bumps under the skin that have no obvious opening (whiteheads)
Red swellings or lumps (known as papules) that are visibly filled with pus
Talk to a doctor before allowing a child younger than 12 to use a product that contains benzoyl peroxide.
Where can I get benzoyl peroxide?
You can buy products that contain benzoyl peroxide in the grocery store or pharmacy. Look at the outside package to find products that have benzoyl peroxide as the active ingredient. Strengths range from 2.5% to 10% benzoyl peroxide. Start with the lowest strength to see how your skin reacts. Brand names include Brevoxyl and Triaz.
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
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