Hydrogen Peroxide Cream

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[edit] STRUCTURE

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[edit] MECHANISM OF ACTION

Hydrogen peroxide is a bleach and an oxidising agent. It is active against a wide variety of microorganisms.

[edit] INDICATIONS

Topical treatment and prevention of primary and secondary superficial skin infections . It can be used to treat acne. One study showed Hydrogen Peroxide Cream is as effective as benzoyl peroxide (a commonly used topical treatment for mild to moderate acne).

[edit] DOSAGE

After cleansing the area, apply cream 2-3 times daily on affected area. A dry film will appear on the skin after application, which can be washed off with water.

[edit] CONTRAINDICATIONS

Known hypersensitivity to any ingredient.

[edit] PRECAUTIONS

  • Avoid contact with the eyes. . If Hydrogen Peroxide Cream should accidentally get into your eyes, wash it out immediately with plenty of cold water.
  • Do not use in the presence of iodine, permanganate and any other strong oxidising agents.
  • Hydrogen Peroxide Cream should not be used on large or deep wounds and should not be applied to healthy skin
  • Hydrogen Peroxide Cream can bleach fabrics

[edit] PREGNANCY AND LACTATION

  • Use under medical guidance in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

[edit] SIDE EFFECTS

Mild sensation of burning may be experienced for a short time after application.

[edit] RELATED LINKS

Acne Treatments

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[edit] REFERENCES

Acne
Oral antibiotics Clindamycin (Oral route)   Doxycycline   Erythromycin (Oral route)   Josamycin   Lymecycline   Minocycline   Tetracycline
Topical antibiotics Clindamycin (Topical)   Erythromycin (Topical)
Topical retinoids Adapalene   Tazarotene   Tretinoin
Oral retinoids Isotretinoin (Oral)
Oral contraceptives Estradiol valerate/Dienogest   Ethinyl Estradiol/Cyproterone acetate
Topical Antibacterial/Keratolytic Benzoyl peroxide   Hydrogen Peroxide Cream
Topical combination products Clindamycin/Benzoyl peroxide   Adapalene/Benzoyl peroxide   Clindamycin/Tretinoin   Miconazole/Benzoyl peroxide   Erythromycin/Benzoyl peroxide   Erythromycin/Isotretinoin