Benzoyl peroxide

What is Benzoyl peroxide?

Benzoyl peroxide (BPO) is an organic compound in the peroxide family. It consists of two benzoyl groups bridged by a peroxide link. Its structural formula is [C6H5C(O)]2O2. It is one of the most important organic peroxides in terms of applications and the scale of its production. Benzoyl peroxide is used as an acne treatment, for improving flour, for bleaching hair and teeth, for cross-linking polyester resins, and many other uses.

It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most important medications needed in a basic health system.

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Hi doctor I am suffering from moderate acne from last 5 6 years. From last 2 years i have been using this benzoyl peroxide acne kit Proactiv. And i...

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Hi Misbah,
Firstly I would advice you to stop using Vichy and proactive products. Though they are good but response to these creams can vary from...

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Sir, My Face often had pimples/ acne . My Doctor told me to do several test.. In which it was found that my S.G.P.T & S.G.O.T was beyond normal...

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Acne is caused by hormonal imbalance.
Blockage of sebaceous glands causes papules and pustules.White...

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My husband has been using Androgel for the past two months. For the past month I have been getting cystic acne on my lower chin and jaw line. He...

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Adult onset acne is usually seen over chin and jaws. Cystic acne denotes severity of acne. In an adult female, acne...

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