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theb1971 09-02-2005 11:30 AM

Benzoyl Peroxide
I posted yesterday needing some advice on what I can use for my severe breakouts. I was told no salycic acid (spell?) and the benzoyl peroxide is ok. Well I was browsing this website today that let syou put in the drug or ingredient name and it gives you the classification. Benzoyl peroxide came up as a class c!!!! I was shocked. Is it really safe to use this on my face?

For those of you unfamilar with the classes of the drugs and ingredients c means:

Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.

A is the best and B is still pretty safe. so is it safe to keep using benzoyl peroxide on my face for blemishes?

KLynne13 09-02-2005 11:43 AM

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I've been using it on my face through out my whole pregnancy and had no idea! What website were you looking at?

theb1971 09-02-2005 11:59 AM

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am I allowed to put web addresses without it getting deleted?

lex jude 09-02-2005 03:50 PM

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I think you have to ask permission from a mod before you do that...

Have you talked ot your doctor? I stopped taking advice from websites a while ago on what I should or should not be doing. Anyone can post anything on the web, and make it look professional. Sometimes studies can be taken out of context as well. I would sit down and talk to your doc and see if he feels if it is dangerous to take.

asako 09-02-2005 04:56 PM

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really? no saclysic acid? its already in the neutrogena face wash i use...i wasnt warned...hmmf...i better ask my doc

ittal 09-02-2005 10:24 PM

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I've been using sal. acid AND benz. peroxide the whole time. Never been told there's a thing wrong with it...

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