Non-Prescription Treatments for Rosacea - page 5

Benzoyl Peroxide (cont'd.)

When using benzoyl peroxide, tell your doctor about any allergic reactions you may experience such as rash, redness, itching, burning, scaling blistering, crusting, swelling of the skin, or hives. Use with caution and only on your doctor's recommendation if pregnant or breast-feeding. Benzoyl peroxide is absorbed into the skin and it is unknown what adverse effect it may have on unborn children.

Benzoyl peroxide is marketed in the U.S. under the names: Acne-Aid, Ambi , Benoxyl, Benzac, Benzagel, BenzaShave, Brevoxyl, Clean & Clear Persagel, Clearasil, Clear By Design, Clearplex, Del-Aqua, Desquam, Exact 5, Fostex, Loroxide, Neutrogena Acne Mask, Noxzema Clear-ups, Oxy, PanOxyl, Student's Choice Acne Medication, and Triaz.

Benzoyl peroxide is marketed in Canada under the names: Acetoxyl, Acnomel, Benoxyl, Benzac, Benzagel, Clearasil, Dermacne, Dermoxyl, Desquam, H 2 Oxyl, Loroxide, Oxyderm, Oxy 5, PanOxyl Aquagel, PanOxyl, Solugel, and Xerac.

Salicylic Acid (Topical)

SALICYLIC ACID is used in the treatment of a variety of skin conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp and skin, dandruff, acne, common warts, and plantar warts, psoriasis, calluses and corns. Salicylic Acid is a Beta Hydroxy Acid made from the bark of the willow tree. Topically it is used to peel or exfoliate the skin.

Salicylic Acid comes in a wide range of strengths depending on the purpose for which it is being used.

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